The Minnesota Vikings have cited an urgent need in their push for a new stadium deal, noting their expiring stadium lease. But language in the lease agreement may legally bind the Vikings to play one more year at the Metrodome.
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Vikings lose final game of current Metrodome lease
The Minnesota Vikings say they have played their last game in the Metrodome under the current 30-year-old lease. It officially expires February 1. The team now considers itself homeless without legislation to help fund a new stadium. Lawmakers begin the 2012 legislative session on January 24. The Vikings (3-13) lost the season finale to the Bears, 17-13, matching the worst record in franchise history first set in 1984.
Vikings express urgency with less than 90 days left on Metrodome lease
With the news that a special session to discuss a viable option for a Vikings' stadium isn't happening this year, the Vikings released a statement expressing disappointment. They also say the "urgency to act" is in their hands with less than 90 days left on the Metrodome lease.
Vikings battling MSFC over 'dome lease
The Vikings believe their lease on the Metrodome expires at the end of the season. The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission says last December's roof collapse that caused the Vikings to play a home game in Detroit, legally extends the lease through 2012.
Vikings VP: Delaying stadium vote would free team from lease, add to project's cost
Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers sent an e-mail to colleagues saying a vote on a plan to finance a new stadium should wait until the 2012 regular session. But Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley says putting off legislative action could leave the team operating without a lease and add to the project's already hefty costs.
Vikings on new stadium: It's Arden Hills or nothing
WCCO-TV reports Gov. Mark Dayton says there's no other stadium site in the works if the Ramsey County proposal fails. Vikings officials say it will not renew its lease at the Metrodome without knowing that a new stadium is in the works.
Lawmaker says racino could fund Vikings stadium with money left over
Republican Rep. Tom Hackbarth says he's run the numbers, and he says slot machines at race tracks would pay for not only the state's portion of the Vikings stadium but could also pick up the tab for Ramsey County.
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