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Vikings Frustrated About New Stadium Situation

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton told the owners of the Vikings on Monday that the team’s new stadium will have to be at the Metrodome site if a stadium bill is to pass the Legislature this year, and the team is not happy according to Doug Belden of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

“We were told by the governor’s office that the Linden Avenue site is not viable at least in the short run,” said team vice president Lester Bagley. “Vikings ownership is extremely frustrated with the situation.”

He declined to say what if anything the team intends to do about its displeasure.

The Vikings’ lease at the Metrodome expires Feb. 1, and team owners are asking for public money to replace a 30-year-old facility they say is no longer profitable enough compared with other NFL facilities. Fans fear that no new stadium could drive the team to another city.

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10 Responses to “Vikings Frustrated About New Stadium Situation”

  1. jim moore says:

    Just who does Mark Dayton think he is lately? He is starting to sound like the President. His my way or the highway approach to the Vikings Stadium situation is way over the top. He sounds like he is playing a game of chicken. He just might be the goose that laid a rotten egg for Minnesota.

  2. mike says:

    For someone asking the public for $600M+, a little frustration won’t kill ya.

  3. bleeding purple says:

    I thought this was all taken care of. The vikings did wat was asked by the government. Now Dayton wants to be a dick head…WTF…Cant we as minnesota do anything but half A##ed…We need to do this right..Its alot of money..but its the only thing MN could do that would actually pay its self off. I have lost all respect for my government….Cant agree heck take 2 weeks off. We have become a laughing stock and a joke…They have all lost my vote..

  4. Yella28 says:

    L.A. Vikings!!!!!

  5. Vikadan11 says:

    Hopefully they will get something worked out ~

  6. xtap59 says:

    Does anyone know the deadline for the Vikings to make the decision to go play elsewhere?

  7. Lost Viking says:

    Solomon Elimimian is solid LB prospect.

    Solomon Elimimian LB 10/21/1986 listed as 5-11 225lbs Calabar,Hawaii but if he’s more than 5′ 9″ I’d be surprised. Nonetheless, he’s quick and has demonstrated aggressive ball pursuit.

    Once again, an unfortunate NFL signing of a CFL talent. Team leader. Great guy in the community. Good signing by Vike but expect he’ll basically disappear for a couple of years before showing up occasionally on special teams.

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