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VIKINGS MAY GET NEW METRODOME DEAL SAYS CITY COUNCIL PRES
Published June 15, 1995
Minneapolis City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes said yesterday that she is willing to open negotiations to rework the final 16 years of the Vikings' lease at the Metrodome, according to Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Weiner also reports that Cherryhomes is "eager to explore the financial problems" of the Twins, who have a Metrodome escape clause in '97. Her statements comes as she is seeking to avoid "continual threats" from the city's sports franchises and avoid the "crisis negotiations" such as those that marked the North Stars' departure in '93 and the near-move of the Timberwolves in '94. Vikings President Roger Headrick: "That's probably the first official positive news that we've had from any government official on this subject after almost two years of discussing it" (Jay Weiner, Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 6/15).