The stadium deal that most of us thought was a done deal in May is unraveling at the midnight hour over fallout from a New Jersey Judge’s findings that the Minnesota Vikings owners are guilty of civil fraud.
The Vikings stadium final leases were scheduled for votes this Friday at the Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission. But now those votes are on hold until an investigation into the Wilf family’s finances can be completed.
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.
With just two weeks before the contracts are supposed to be signed for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, some lawmakers are now having doubts.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is urging an authority overseeing the new Vikings stadium to take extra precautions as it finalizes an agreement with the team’s New Jersey-based owners given their legal woes back home.
The Vikings and the team’s owners pledged Friday to donate $100,000 to support recovery efforts on the East Coast, devastated by superstorm Sandy.