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A look at the five proposed sites

  • January 12, 2012 - 9:38 AM

Arden Hills

 

Pro: Space for tailgating and other future development

Con: Price tag; environmental cleanup

Farmers Market

Pro: Light-rail access; downtown entertainment nearby

Con: Sloping elevation; multiple landowners

Linden Avenue

Pro: Light-rail access; Xcel Energy and city of Minneapolis own much of the land

Con: Disruptive to historic Basilica of St. Mary

Metrodome

Pro: Possibly lowest cost; infrastructure in place

Con: Team at TCF Bank Stadium during construction; other entertainment too remote

Shakopee

Pro: Site and potential funding (racino) have been identified

Con: Traffic issues; it's a last-minute entry

 

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