Vikes owners hint at retractable roof for stadium

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Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf appear to be leaning in favor of a retractable roof for their new stadium.

The brothers scored a major victory on Thursday when they won legislative approval for a publicly subsidized $975-million stadium that is targeted to open in 2016. Lawmakers included a provision that allows for a retractable roof, but made it clear that the Vikings would have to pay the extra costs for it.

The exact price tag isn’t currently known, but the Wilfs said Friday that they are exploring the idea.

Mark Wilf said they want to make the stadium as attractive to fans as possible. If a retractable roof is the best way to go, he said, “We’re going to try to do it.”