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Cory Merrifield was not about to let the situation continue as it was. "From my perspective," he said, "there was little being done. I wasn't going to sit by and just wave my team off to Los Angeles or another market."

Currently, the Minnesota Vikings are ranked 31st out 32 teams in revenue generation.á That means that since the NFL pools ticket sales and broadcast revenue, the rest of the NFL is subsidizing a large part of the Vikings.á The Vikings have been lobbying the legislature for a new stadium for years, but with little progress. With the current economic climate, rumor has it that, again this legislative season, no bill will be promulgated. The Minnesota Vikings' lease runs only through the 2011 season. After that, they have no obligation to play in the Dome and, if the ...

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