Vikings Ownership “Extremely Frustrated” With Stadium Situation
The Minnesota Viking are upset with their current stadium situation, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
“We were told by the governor’s office that the Linden Avenue site is not viable at least in the short run,” Vikings vice president of government affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley told the paper. “Vikings ownership is extremely frustrated with the situation.”
The Vikings’ current lease with the Metrodome expires Feb. 1. The club is not expected to play on the same site unless the 30-year-old stadium is torn down and a new facility is built in its place. The team has asked for public money from the city of Minneapolis to build the new stadium, however without it, the team has begun to look at the possibility of moving to another city. Under current Minneapolis laws, the city cannot allocate more than $10 million to a pro stadium. The team has already reportedly explored proposals from other counties for stadiums that would cost over $1 billion to build.