ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have been given an ultimatum of sorts in their quest for a new stadium.
Gov. Mark Dayton and a key lawmaker said Tuesday that the team must build on the site of the Metrodome — its least-favorite option — or state funding help for the multimillion-dollar project won’t happen this year.
Minnesota’s 2012 legislative session began Tuesday, one expected to be dominated by the team’s stadium drive. Owner of the Vikings Zygi Wilf is said to be exploring options on moving the Vikings out of Minnesota and he will not be strong armed. Los Angeles stands ready to take the team if owner Zygi Wilf chooses to move the team, and it seems to be a strong possibility now.