Wilf Meets With Pawlenty; New Stadium Design In The Works

On Tuesday, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf was a guest at the Governor’s Residence, where he and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty discussed the Vikings need for a new stadium.

The Vikings camp says the conversation was “very positive” while the Governor’s camp said very little specifics were discussed.  The State of Minnesota is bracing for what is being described as a “severe budget crisis” in 2010, which is the biggest hurdle towards building a new stadium.

The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission recently stated that the State’s professional sports teams have generated upwards of $450 million in sports revenue since 1961.  That equates to roughly $9 million per year. 

The newest proposal from the Commission is set to be unveiled on Thursday of this week.  The projected cost of the project is $954 million.  The Wilf’s are hoping to get over half of that amount funded by the State during the upcoming legislative budget session.

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One Response to “Wilf Meets With Pawlenty; New Stadium Design In The Works”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    I really dont like to comment on the stadium issue because I dont live in Minn. My taxes will not be affected. But damn it something needs to be done, cant lose the Vikes. What do the guys here that live in Minn. think?

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