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By PFW staff

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton said on Thursday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers owner Art Rooney, chair of the league’s stadium committee, will come meet with state lawmakers to try and get a new stadium plan for the Vikings back on track.

The meeting will take place Friday in Dayton’s offense.

 “If it isn’t passed this session, the league itself — beyond the Vikings, the league itself has serious concerns about the viability of the franchise here and the future of it here,” Dayton said.

On Monday night, a House committee voted down a proposal for a $975 million plan to build a new stadium on the site of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. The Vikings are under lease to play there for 2012, but not after, and league and team officials agree a new stadium is needed.

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