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Vote moves SoCal stadium forward; Minnesota Vikings are possible team

LOS ANGELES - The California Senate has voted to allow developers of a proposed 75,000-seat football stadium in the Southern California city of Industry an environmental exemption that allows construction to move forward.

If the SoCal stadium is built, it is a possible site for the Minnesota Vikings to move to if the team cannot make a new stadium deal in Minnesota.

If signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the bill that was approved Wednesday on a 21-14 vote, would nullify a lawsuit by residents in the neighboring city of Walnut, who claimed that Industry approved the project without sufficiently reviewing its environmental impact.

Officials with developer Majestic Realty Co. have said that they would begin approaching teams about moving to the area when the current season ends.

The developer's list of possible targets consists of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Buffalo Bills, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Rams, the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers