ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov.-elect Mark Dayton says he will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before the Minnesota Vikings play outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday.

Dayton said Goodell requested the meeting as he visits Minnesota for the Vikings-Bears game.

The team is expected to push lawmakers to pass a bill for a new stadium in the upcoming session, bolstered by images of the deflated Metrodome.

Dayton says he hopes the Vikings will continue playing in Minnesota long enough for his grandchildren to go to games in 50 years.

In a statement from his transition office, Dayton repeated his parameters for a new stadium: no general fund money, and a public benefit that outweighs the public’s cost. He has yet to spell out details.

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Comments (5)
  1. pat says:

    Gee the dome collapses just in the nick of time! who would think to melt snow and then be surprised it weighs so much. Thankfully we have Governor Dayton with nothing else on his mind first thing he can do is worry about sports. We have a national disease, being distracted by sports.

  2. bob says:

    to pat
    stop whining

  3. Tailgunner says:

    “Pat” is a DISEASE…Let’s leave it in Dayton’s hands now if the Vikings move to L.A. or not..

  4. jack says:

    T-Paw did nothing for the last 8 years to ensure the Vikes remain here. if they leave he deserves the lionshare of blame

  5. Mark from says:

    Read what our State Senators said about funding for the stadium.

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