Roger Goodell Appeals For New Vikings Stadium
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will travel to Minnesota to Minnesota to speak with state lawmakers about the progress of the effort to build a new stadium for the Vikings, ESPN reports.
"If it isn't passed this session, the league itself -- beyond the Vikings -- the league itself has serious concerns about the viability of the franchise here and the future of it here," Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, said following phone conversation with Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney.
The House committee reportedly voted down the latest proposal last night for a $975 million stadium project. The proposed deal would tear down the existing Metrodome and rebuild a new arena on the same site in Minneapolis. Disputes over the building of a new stadium have dragged on for several seasons, and have even led to rumors that the team may be forced to relocate.