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VIKINGS, UNDER LEASE UNTIL 2012, WANT CHANGES AT DOME

     NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue joined Vikings President
Roger Headrick in a meeting of the Advisory Task Force in the
Twin Cities to explain the team's requirements for financial
health at the Metrodome.  Headrick told the panel he wants more
revenue from the facility, including ad income, concessions and
ticket sales.  However, "some of that new cash can come only if
the Twins don't share the stadium with the football team," writes
Jay Weiner in the Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE.  Tagliabue and
Headrick presented figures showing the Vikings ranking 21st out
of the NFL's 28 teams last season in net revenue.  The Vikings
kept $58.2M compared to the league-leading Cowboys' $92.9M.  Just
as the Twins did in a presentation to the Task Force last month,
the Vikings laid out a wish list.  Wiener reports that while both
teams want control of the facility, both also seek the same new
revenue sources from the dome.  They also differ on areas for new
seats (Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, 9/26).
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