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Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:27 pm
 
WilfBy Josh Katzowitz

The NFL still seems awfully intent on moving a team to Los Angeles, but it sounds like that team won’t be the Minnesota Vikings. That’s the word from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who reported on NBC’s Football Night in America that the Vikings and Minnesota officials are close to a deal that would keep the team where it’s always been.

This has been a long drawn-out process for the people of Minnesota.

The Vikings have been trying to build a new stadium in Arden Hills, but even though the team, the state and the county all promised money for the stadium, a new facility was about $100 million short. Then, there was talk that a new stadium might be built within the Minneapolis city limits, which would be less expensive but not what the Vikings officials wanted.

The Vikings and L.A.
But considering the Vikings lease with the Metrodome was set to expire (though there was talk that the lease might have contained a clause that would keep the Vikings in their current stadium for another season), it behooved the state to get this deal done.

While owner Zygi Wilf has made it clear he wants to stay in the Minneapolis area, if L.A., with its promise of glitz, glam and a new stadium, puts the full-court press on the Vikings ownership, there’s little question the Vikings would have to listen.

And when you’re listening to somebody who’s trying to woo you, anything can happen.

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Comments

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:31 am
 

Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

So...where do you live lowlife?  Minnesota is one of the most beautiful places in the country to live and work. 



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:24 am
 

Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

cco22inf would obviously know what staying in an armpit is like.
Good for Zygmunt.  Good for Minny. 



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:16 am
 

Wow

Zigi must be getting all kinds of promises and tax money to stay in that armpit.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:06 am
 

Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

If and when the NFL expands again it will be LA and San Antonio



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:03 am
 

Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

Minnesota, St. Louis, San Diego...some team will eventually end up in LA.  But it's LA's job to show the owner that moving is as much of a common sense thing as it sounds.  If they can't nab Jacksonville they just aren't ready for a team in LA.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2011 11:48 pm
 

Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

NFL will have to expand to get a team to LA. But can they do it and not screw the current system? LA and then where????? the Odd numbered teams were crazy having a bye week every week. Orlando? Las Vegas? Portland? A team actually "IN" NY? Oklahoma City? They are running out of places. Or we could get the London teams the will happen one day soon ot later. Maybe the Amsterdam Joints? Dubai Terrorists? Mexico City Illegals? Toronto Rough Riders (you know they love that name)? Alaska Icebergs? Hawaii Surfers? Bangkok Ladyboys? Toyko Tsunamis? Sydney DownUnders? French Doors or Fries? Italy Pizzas? Germany Walls? Iran Nukes? N. Korea Dictators? Beijing Commies? Manila Jollibees? Hong Kong Wongs? I could go on forever but you get the point.  



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 11:45 pm
 

Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

i just don't get it how many chances does LA get? if they want a team so bad ( lol ) just ask the NFL if LA can get an expansion team and bring back the LA Express



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 11:39 pm
 

Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

I would expect the Chargers to move to Los Angeles eventually anyways, they are much further from a deal than Minnesota even before this report was released.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 11:35 pm
 

Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

We have a shiny brand new $1.2 billion stadium in Dallas that has cost about $100 million per home victory over the past three seasons.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: December 25, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Report: Vikings close to a deal to stay in MIN

So how many NFL teams have left L.A.?  Stupid Stupid Stupid!!! 


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