Dayton, Wilfs hold private meeting to discuss stadium

Just a day after Gov. Dayton said the Metrodome site is the "only viable option" if the team wants a deal in 2012, key lawmakers including the mayor of Minneapolis and others are huddled at the Capitol.
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Just a day after Gov. Dayton called the Metrodome site the "only viable option" if the team wants a deal in 2012, the Wilfs, the governor and key lawmakers including the mayor of Minneapolis are huddled at the Capitol, Kare 11 reports.

"This is the first time we've had the chance to sit down with the whole team together," Mayor R.T. Rybak told reporters before walking into the meeting. Rybak said they'll have more to say when the meeting is over:

NBC Sports reports the Vikings owners are "extremely frustrated" with Dayton's push for the Dome site. But Charley Walters at the Pioneer Press cites an inside source who says Wilf might be about to come around to the idea.

The Star Tribune takes a look at a few roadblocks still standing in the way of a Minneapolis stadium. Ted Mondale says new legislation would seek to nullify a charter rule that requires voter approval before the city spends more than $10 million on a sports facility, and lawyers are apparently trying to work around another rule that requires nine City Council votes to sell city land.

If the Vikings do accept a deal to redevelop the Dome site, it will complicate things for youth sports. "Our high schools will have a significant problem in trying to shoehorn into the [TCF Bank] stadium schedule," MSHSL director Dave Stead tells the Pioneer Press.

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