* McCombs has asked the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission to release all of its documentation concerning the $260 million proposed renovation to the Metrodome. The purpose? Part of an information package for McCombs to sell the team to a local buyer or investment group.
* McCombs has spoken with Twins owner Carl Pohlad and University of Minnesota officials about getting a new multi-purpose stadium if all other state-funding-assisted stadium proposals fail.
* McCombs made a recent visit to Los Angeles and viewed land adjacent to the Hollywood Park Race Track and events center as a potential site for a new Vikings stadium if he moves the team to Los Angeles.
With all these rumors, there's one that isn't floating around -- Red will keep the team and keep in Minnesota. Apparently that rumor is too wild to be believed.
FRIDAY NOTES * If McCombs is looking to sell, the time may be right. A VU source with the Saints said that owner Tom Benson's asking price is $700 million. While he thinks he can get more than the Vikings because of the lease problems each have -- the Saints have five years left on their Superdome lease, while the Vikings have 11 years on the Metrodome lease -- but still believes both teams could change hands for more than half a billion dollars. If McCombs could get $500 million -- a conservative estimate -- he would have doubled the price he paid for the team just three short years ago.