Last year time ran out on a deal for the Minnesota Vikings to pursue a new stadium. But the team may be granted an overtime period in the 2011 Minnesota Legislature.
Lawmakers say they will not finance a Vikings Stadium from the general fund, fueled by state taxes, and will not put citizens back to work or balancing the budget. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is discussing options that could result in the Vikings getting a brand new Stadium in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
The Vikings lease on the Metrodome ends after the 2011 and there is no new proposal of a new Stadium right now but things look to be headed in the right direction... for now. Its a very hot topic of conversation since Zygi Wilf, owner of the Vikings said he will pay for 1/3 of a brand new Vikings Stadium but the other 2/3 from the Tax Payers. If no Stadium deal is reached in the Spring of 2011, then the Minnesota Vikings Franchise could be in serious jeopardy since there is most likely going to be a Stadium built in Los Angeles so the Vikings could always move.
Its not a popular option, but if Zygi Wilf is forced to move the Franchise, he would have to pull the trigger if a Stadium deal isn't reached. Minnesotans know all about Franchise's leaving Minnesota as the Minneapolis Lakers were moved to L.A. and the Northstars (NHL) were moved to Dallas.