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Vikings owner Zygi Wilf works the State Capitol corridors

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC/AP) -- Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf visited the Capitol to meet with state lawmakers and encourage them to support a bill to build a new football stadium for the team.

Wilf told reporters the Thursday afternoon visit was to thank sponsors of the stadium bill filed earlier this week. He also spoke to some lawmakers with concerns about supporting a stadium.

Wilf says he's confident that the Legislature will pass the stadium bill this year despite concerns among some at the Capitol that the state's budget problems complicate the effort.

Wilf declined to comment on specifics in the bill, and wouldn't weigh in on whether the team has a preferred site among several possible locations. He says team officials are in discussions with several potential host communities.

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