MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings will meet with business leaders from Anoka County later this month to discuss potential stadium sites.
Vikings stadium consultant Lester Bagley said that he and Mike Kelly, the team's executive vice president, plan to meet in mid-December with the Metro North Chamber of Commerce and the Anoka County Economic Development Partnership.
About 800 acres of undeveloped land in southeastern Anoka County's Columbus Township, roughly 20 miles north of the Metrodome, has been suggested as a potential site for the Vikings' new home.
"The Anoka County people are a credible group of business leaders who want to participate in this process, and that's important," Bagley said.
The Vikings are still working with lawmakers and the University of Minnesota on a shared stadium with the Gophers on the university's campus. A Gophers-Vikings stadium has a better chance of receiving public money, but last week, the Vikings rejected a 32-acre campus site as too small.
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