In a letter to Minneapolis city officials, Vikings team owner Zygi Wilf outlined "three areas of concern" that he says would substantially raise the cost of revamping the Metrodome site for a new stadium. Wilf says TCF Bank Stadium, which would host the team during construction, would require upgrades and limit team revenue, and he says the Dome site would require additional parking.
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Source: Vikings' owner Zygi Wilf might OK Metrodome site
Charley Walters in the Pioneer Press writes that Zygi Wilf is expected in town, possibly as early as Tuesday, and an anonymous insider says the team owner might be on the verge of approving a plan to build the new stadium on the site of the current Metrodome.
Gov. Dayton says Metrodome is only suitable site for Vikings stadium
Governor Mark Dayton informed the Minnesota Vikings on Monday that if they want a stadium plan approved this year, it will have to be built on the current Metrodome site. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf are scheduled to meet with Dayton on Wednesday. Lester Bagley, Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development, says the Wilfs are "extremely frustrated with the situation."
Dayton hopes to convince Wilfs Metrodome site can work for Vikes
Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf will sit down for a summit meeting Wednesday with Gov. Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, and other key players in the stadium discussion. To date, the Wilfs have turned up their nose at the idea of building a new stadium on the site of the Metrodome -- they prefer a roomier spot in Arden Hills. But Dayton and Friends will try to get them to change their thinking.
Vikings eyeing another stadium site
The Star Tribune reports Vikings vice president Lester Bagley and Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission chairman Ted Mondale are looking at a site southeast of the Metrodome. Bagley told the newspaper "it would be ideal to build a stadium next door and play in the Dome." If the team plays at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank stadium, it could cost an estimated $48 million for up to three seasons.
Vikings say site next to Metrodome won't work for stadium
Reports that surfaced over the weekend suggested the Vikings were looking at a stadium site southeast of the Metrodome, in hopes they could keep using the Dome during construction of their new home. But a team executive says the location is not viable as a stadium site.
Wilf mum on whether he would have moved team
Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf will not say how close he came to moving the team as the debate raged over a new stadium. "I don't like Monday morning quarterbacking," Wilf told reporters Friday at the team's practice facility in Eden Prairie. "Since the question is moot, I have no thoughts about it." Wilf also would not comment on whether the new stadium would have a retractable roof.
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