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Minnesota Vikings Stadium: Yeah, It's Going To End Up In Minneapolis

Like we ever should have had any doubt that the Minneapolis Mafia was going to end up getting their way with this whole thing.

From reading Tom Pelissero's Twitter account this morning, it looks like there isn't a snowball's chance in Cuba of the new Minnesota Vikings' stadium going up anywhere outside of the Minneapolis area.

From what I hear, Ramsey County and Shakopee stadium proposals both will be dead on arrival. Look for #Vikings to push Basilica site hard.
Jan 12 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

This basically means that things aren't going to change a whole lot with a new stadium. The parking is going to continue to suck, the tailgating will continue to basically be non-existent, and the city of Minneapolis will continue playing the role of The Sisters while the Vikings will play the role of Andy Dufresne during his first two years at Shawshank.

Unless I'm totally missing something about one of these sites. But I don't think I am.

The folks at KFAN have put together a stadium proposal guide that they will continue to update as the proposals roll in.

The deadline for proposals is 5 PM Central time this afternoon, which is a little more than four hours away from the time I'm typing this up. We'll have to see what happens over the next few hours and (hopefully) get a better idea of what's going on with the whole situation.