While meeting Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 to approve a new $1.5 billion downtown stadium. Which was an unsurprising step, yet a step that makes the realization of football in L.A. a little bit closer (not to mention, the loss of one of the NFL’s 32 current franchises).
Which means if you’re a fan of those five teams that supposedly were talking to the AEG group -- that was the Chargers, the Jaguars, the Raiders, the Vikings and the Rams -- perhaps you’re freaking out a bit at this news.
Well, Minnesota owner Zygi Wilf is here to ease your mind if you follow the Vikings. Wilf said Wednesday, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune, that a new stadium in the Minneapolis area has “momentum.”
Which should be nice to hear for Vikings fans, considering the team DID meet with AEG in May to discuss the possibility of moving the team from Minnesota to sunny California.
Wilf talked to reporters today after meeting with nearly 20 Ramsey County officials on the field during morning practice. Wilf also revealed he met last week with Minnesota governor Mark Dayton to continue figuring out how to try to fund the new stadium that will be erected in the Arden Hills area.
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Dayton, though, could call another special session for the fall in order to get a deal done. If that’s the case, the Vikings will almost assuredly stay in Minnesota.
But if not and the Vikings can’t get the funding they need, perhaps they’ll move into the cross-hairs of AEG -- a position currently occupied by the Chargers.
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