Vikings Stadium Meetings Next Week 14 Oct 11

Next week is shaping up as pivotal in the Minnesota Vikings’ bid for a new football stadium partially financed by the public. Governor Dayton today (FRI) said that he’ll hold meetings on successive days with leading legislators, National Football League officials and team owner Zygi Wilf. The meetings are planned for Monday through Wednesday. Dayton says it’s time for people to “turn your cards up on the table.” He is considering whether to call a special session on a Vikings proposal. But he wants a firmer grip on the stadium’s site and financing first. The Vikings are pushing to build a new stadium in Arden Hills, but others are keeping Minneapolis in the conversation. The team’s Metrodome lease expires after this season.