In an astonishing breakthrough, an agreement has been reached on a new stadium with retractable roof, real grass playing surface and a surrounding urban redevelopment plan that includes a soccer themed gastropub and a totally self-sustaining "Peoples' Green Space". The project will not rely on government financing at all, with 1/4 of the costs covered by the Vikings ownership in concert with the NFL and the rest to be covered by a 1% surcharge on any economic activity within the new "Development Zone" and money collected from Vikings players that are fined for infractions of state and federal laws.
In a related story, the Wilfs have signed Lionel Messi to a 10 year contract in anticipation of their acquiring an MLS franchise. The Wilfs are rumored to have arranged a loan to the Minnesota Stars FC until the organization is purchased by the Wilfs to serve as their MLS franchise.
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