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The Minnesota Vikings had higher expectations than the 5-10-1 record the team finished with in the 2013 season. The Vikings pass defense was abysmal in 2013 with five game-tying or game-winning scores in the final minute of the game. The team used three starting quarterbacks, including Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel for small stretches twice. The team fired head coach Leslie Frazier very early Monday morning.
About $103 million is the amount a New Jersey judge has slapped Zygi and Mark Wilf, with along with their cousin Leonard. The money is to cover damages, fees, interest and expenses the Wilf’s incurred for defrauding old business partners involved in running an apartment complex outside New York City.
Politicians, Vikings executives and possibly a few notable former players will be on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony for the team’s new, $1 billion stadium. The Tuesday morning program inside the soon-to-be-demolished Metrodome is open to the public, but there are only a few hundred seats available.
The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority completed a portion of the terms that could lead to the team’s new stadium. The most important part of the two documents for fans is the Stadium Builder’s License. There has been strong opposition to the use of them, but they have become a part of professional sports.
More than 20 years and 100 days of testimony have passed in a case that’s pitted a brother and sister against some of the most powerful real estate moguls in New Jersey – the Wilf brothers In a hearing Monday, Judge Deanne Wilson decided how much money the Wilfs had to pay for defrauding former business partners in an apartment deal in the 1980s. Wilson said the plaintiffs – Ada Reichmann and her brother, Josef Halpern – deserve $36 million in punitive damages. Halpern’s attorney says his client client’s decades-long dispute with the Wilfs has taken a toll on his health.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf should have to cover much of the team’s share of stadium construction from their own pockets, not through profit from expensive personal seat licenses.
The board overseeing the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says a financial review has cleared up questions about the team owners’ ability to pay their share. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority’s report was launched after a New Jersey judge came down on the Wilf family.
A New Jersey judge says Minnesota Vikings principal owner Zygi Wilf and others must make their financial worth public as the court determines what damages they should pay in a civil lawsuit. The Star-Ledger reported that the judge Monday said the sealed document listing the Wilfs’ “minimum net worth” must be released, but she will allow a delay so the Wilfs can pursue an appeal. A lawyer for the Wilfs said releasing the information would invade their privacy.
The chairwoman of the public authority managing Vikings stadium construction says preliminary results of a financial review shows the team has the financial capability to cover its share.
A spokeswoman for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says Wednesday the Vikings now appear to have turned over all documents needed for a due diligence review of the finances of owners Zygi and Mark Wilf.
More drama over the new Vikings stadium. Team owners again Monday refused a request to return to the stadium bargaining table.
The Vikings stadium is in trouble. Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered an investigation into the Wilf family’s finances in the aftermath of a New Jersey judge’s ruling that the Wilf family committed civil fraud.
The 2016 opening of the new Vikings stadium could be in jeopardy. The team unexpectedly broke off negotiations with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA).
Gov. Mark Dayton says his confidence in the owners of the Minnesota Vikings has been “undermined” by questionable business ethics but he warns the state risks losing its pro football team if a stadium deal unravels.