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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Minneapolis, MN - With emotions off yesterday's win in the State Legislature still riding high, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf joined the Paul Allen show Friday morning and shared that he has interest in adding some sort of "retractable feature" to the new stadium.
"We're going to go into the design phase right now," Zygi told PA. "We're going to see exactly how we're going to lay this out in a way that it will be a first class facility. We have great ideas. I want it to have some sort of retractable feature in it. We're going to see how that works out and how that plays into the entire stadium experience."
After already upping the team's contribution to $477M stemming from the revised stadium bill that passed on Thursday, the Vikings have been told that if a retractable roof is desired it will have to be on their own dime. Speculations surrounding the cost of adding the retractable lid are in the $40M range.
"It's in that range," Wilf said this morning. " I don't know what form it will have. We'll have to see as we get through the design process."
It has been rumored, but is not yet clear, if Major League Soccer (MLS) requires open air capabilities at stadiums housing MLS teams. It is clear that the Wilfs have interest in brining an MLS team to Minneapolis and the outlines of the final bill give them exclusive rights towards this goal for the first five years of the stadiums existence.
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