Minnesota’s Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission last week unveiled an architectural proposal to build a $853 million football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings with a retractable roof — a plan that is about $100 million less than a past proposal because it uses a portion of the existing Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

The commission has not endorsed any individual proposal for a new stadium. The latest is one of several the commission is reviewing as it looks at the costs of financing a new stadium to replace the 27-year-old Metrodome. The commission plans to submit information on the costs of various proposals to lawmakers during their 2009 session.

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