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VIKINGS: Owner Wilf expected to increase team's contribution toward new stadium

ST. PAUL Look for an announcement that Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, who has pledged to pay $407 million of the cost of a proposed $1.1 billion stadium complex in Arden Hills, will increase his contribution to slightly more than $420 million...

ST. PAUL

Look for an announcement that Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, who has pledged to pay $407 million of the cost of a proposed $1.1 billion stadium complex in Arden Hills, will increase his contribution to slightly more than $420 million.

Wilf hopes that will encourage Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special legislative session this fall to approve a stadium financing plan. Dayton is said to be aware of Wilf's increased contribution.

The current Arden Hills proposal includes $350 million from Ramsey County and $300 million from the state of Minnesota.

Although talks this week about a roof for the proposed stadium moved from retractable to fixed to reduce the cost, the Vikings would prefer a moving roof because Wilf wants to get a Major League Soccer franchise. None of the 18 MLS teams plays in a fixed-roof stadium.

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