Vikings Prepare, Stadium On Hold 14 Aug 13

 Monday night the Minnesota Vikings took a break from the every day grind of training camp and actually took in a movie as a group.  Tuesday however, they were right back to work as they continue to prepare for their second preseason game coming up Friday night in Buffalo. Listen for coverage, beginning at 6pm, on SAM 107.3.  Today is the final full day in Mankato as the team takes to the field for a walk-thru this morning at 10:30 a.m followed by the final full pads workout on the Minnesota State campus this afternoon at 2:30 p.m.  Following Friday’s game against the Bills the Vikings will relocate to Winter Park in Eden Prairie for the remainder of the preseason.

 Vikings Stadium On Hold

A sports panel has delayed final approval of contracts for the Minnesota Vikings new stadium until it can review litigation involving team owner Zygi Wilf and his family.  The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority had planned to consider the final agreements Aug. 23rd.  But the authority said Tuesday those agreements will be considered at a future meeting.  The panel has retained Peter Carter of the Dorsey & Whitney law firm to head a group to conduct the review.  A judge ruled last week the Wilf family committed fraud and breach of contract in a case stemming from an apartment development in New Jersey.  The “Star Tribune” reports the chair of the Stadium Authority, Michele Kelm-Helgen, says the planned October groundbreaking for the nearly one-billion dollar stadium is still on schedule.