Minnesota Vikings are NFL's new London game candidate

Sunday August 19th, 2012

The Minnesota Vikings have thrown their name in the hat to play the NFL's annual game in London. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Now that the St. Louis Rams have dropped their commitment to play in London, the Minnesota Vikings are the NFL's top candidate to take that spot, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. 

The Rams were scheduled to at London's Wembley Stadium in 2013 and 2014. The Vikings have a flexible lease at the Metrodome and they rank 31st out of 32 NFL teams in generatating stadium revenue.

"We've expressed an interest, and there's a process the league is following," Lester Bagley, the Vikings' vice president of public affairs and stadium development said. "We'll see how it shakes out."
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