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Published May 05, 2012, 08:57 PM

Hundreds Rally Outside the Mall of the America for Vikings Stadium Vote

Minneapolis, MN (WDAY TV) -- Hundreds showed up at the Mall of America today to rally support for a Vikings stadium ahead of Monday's vote.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Hundreds showed up at the Mall of America today to rally support for a Vikings stadium ahead of Monday's vote.

Those there included Governor Mark Dayton and Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. Elected officials there urged people to call house lawmakers and encourage them to pass the vote.

Governor Mark Dayton says, "it just shows how enthusiasm there is, how much support there is...I just hope everybody will contact their legislators between now and the vote and tell them we need to keep the Vikings in Minnesota."

The nearly $1 billion plan includes $427 million from the team, $150 million from Minneapolis and $398 million from the state. Critics call the deal bad for taxpayers.

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