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Vikings, politicians ponder new stadium at old Arden Hills munitions plant site

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC/AP) -- The former Army Ammunition Plant site in Arden Hills is being looked at as a possible location for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Two Ramsey County commissioners, who are touting the site, met Thursday with Ted Mondale, the new chairman of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.

Commissioner Tony Bennett tells KSTP-TV the Vikings have toured the site.

The Star Tribune reports no formal proposals have been brought forward to the full County Board.

Vikings vice president Lester Bagley tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the Arden Hills site is "a very viable site."

The Vikings' Metrodome lease expires after the coming season. The likely lead Senate sponsor has indicated she hopes to debut a stadium bill by sometime in February that will include a proposed site, design and funding approach.

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