Vikings owner meets with gov to discuss stadium
Friday, July 15, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf met with Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday, telling him that now is the time to discuss a new stadium since the outlines of a state budget deal are finally in place.
Vikings vice president Lester Bagley says Wilf told Dayton that the team has done everything that has been asked of it and wants a stadium bill to be considered in the special session that is expected to begin next week.
The Vikings are in the final year of their lease at Mall of America Field, better known as the Metrodome. They have a $1 billion plan to build a stadium in suburban Arden Hills, but some lawmakers say the team may have to wait for a special session this fall to address the issue.