The Minnesota Vikings drafted John Sullivan in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He replaced a fan favorite as the team’s starting center in 2009 and has become a leader on the offensive line. He frequents the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and donated money to build a playground for the ailing children.
But behind the scenes, 2016 is the date on many Vikings’ fan calendars. That’s the projected opening of the new stadium in Minneapolis.
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The Metrodome always felt like a rental property for Zygi and Mark Wilf, two New Jersey real estate developers who purchased the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 with the hopes of moving out of the place as quickly as possible.
Now that the Minnesota Vikings will get their new stadium, the worrying can begin over a gambling expansion designed to pay the state’s share of the $975 million project.
After the Minnesota House approved a revised stadium bill on a 41-30 vote following several hours of negotiations, the Minnesota Senate passed the bill Thursday afternoon by a 36-30 margin.
Zygi Wilf’s patience finally paid off, for himself and the Minnesota Vikings.
A reworked Minnesota Vikings stadium bill that passed the state House early Thursday has the team paying $477 million, significantly more than the owners previously said they would contribute.
With a report in the Los Angeles Daily News that Zygi Wilf’s private plane was spotted at a Southern California airport yesterday and a see saw battle unfolding at the Capitol, it appears this may be the showdown that could shape the future of the Minnesota Vikings and where they will play.
The Minnesota Vikings faced a high hurdle Monday in the bid for a taxpayer subsidy to build a new football stadium, as members of a state House committee raised questions and criticism about the plan.
Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf held a private meeting with Governor Mark Dayton on Tuesday. But there is still no Vikings stadium deal despite weeks of speculation that a deal was imminent.
Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team wants a new stadium in the Twin Cities, even if it means building on the current site of the Metrodome.
Gov. Mark Dayton is telling the owners of the Minnesota Vikings the team’s new stadium will have to be at the Metrodome site if a stadium bill is to pass the Legislature this year.
Zygi Wilf says Minnesota Vikings ownership met with state Sens. Julie Rosen and Dave Senjem and feels a stadium “is going to be in the works shortly.”
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf may still be looking for a new home for the Vikings but the real estate developer and his wife just landed a new residence in New York, according to reports.