“Complicated Negotiations” Continue On Vikes Stadium, Local Rep. Comments (Audio)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 7:09 am

On Tuesday, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf met with Gov. Mark Dayton and chief authors of the stadium bill. Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told the Associated Press that negotiations for a new stadium are ongoing.

Bagley told the AP there are “complicated negotiations” going on between the Vikings, the state, and the city of Minneapolis. He compared the talks to a prenuptial agreement, saying “we have to live with each other for the next 30 years.”

Bagley also noted the negotiations are focused on putting a new stadium on the current Metrodome site. Varying reports have surfaced recently about a possible location for the new stadium, although nothing is concrete. The Star Tribune is also reporting that the Vikings have struck a tentative deal to play some games at TCF bank stadium if and when construction would begin. That report also said that the Vikings would want TCF to add 3000 seats to accommodate their season ticket holders.

Our Jesse Logan visited with State Rep. Bill Hilty about this topic yesterday and asked him for his gut feeling on this: Will a Vikings Stadium deal get done?

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