A pair of DFL lawmakers say they think the Metrodome may be worth saving if the Vikings get a new stadium somewhere else.
Rep. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada, introduced a bill Monday to establish a task force to decide what to do with the Metrodome and how to pay for it if the Vikings don't play there again.
Scalze said a 13-member task force would be charged with coming up with a plan by 2013.
"I think the Metrodome with the new roof is going to be around for 20 years or more," Scalze said. "It's right on the light rail line. I think it could be Minnesota's playground, or the people's house. I just think its a wonderful venue that lots of people use. And if the Vikings are happy to have an open air stadium, the people of Minnesota would like to have a closed stadium."
Republicans said last week that they planned to introduce a stadium bill as soon as this week, but sponsors in the House and Senate said it wouldn't happen Monday.