A deal for the new Vikings stadium could be reached within several days, according to Minnesota Public Radio. Vikings Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development Lester Bagley says "negotiations have intensified" between the state, the city of Minneapolis, and the Vikings, laying the framework for a deal to give the team a new home. The team's contract with the Metrodome expired at the end of the 2011 season. The NFL has also entered the talks, and must approve any deal before it is made official. Although there are some key issues left to be resolved, those involved with the negotiations are optimistic that an agreement can soon be met.

By Emily Mongan