As some senior level Vikings officials spend time in London, there are questions here at home about the future of the new Vikings stadium. Groundbreaking is scheduled for November, but final negotiations about developments and the stadium lease have been postponed Friday until next week. This is the second time final deals have been delayed. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) has now pushed back their final urgent deadlines for negotiations twice. The team says they will be locked into this lease for 30 years so that’s why they are taking their time.
Negotiations on a new Vikings stadium are winding down, but a new controversy may be heating up.
Michelle Kelm-Helgen, the chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority, says it’s important the review was done.
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).
The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) agreed on Friday on a multi-use field outline for the new Vikings stadium slated to open in 2016, according to a joint statement.