Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf was in town on Wednesday and met with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. It’s been a busy week on the stadium front and the meeting between Wilf and Governor Dayton on Wednesday was the latest step of progress made on the stadium issue.
On Tuesday, NFL representatives met with the Governor and with State Lawmakers, a meeting that followed an announcement of intent to call a special session by Governor Dayton on Monday. By no means is the stadium issue approaching the finish line, but there’s no denying the progress that’s being made. The Vikings are grateful to Governor Dayton and other key state leaders who’ve taken leadership and moved the discussion forward.
Here is a statement released by the Vikings late Wednesday afternoon regarding the meeting between Governor Dayton and Mr. Wilf.
“The Vikings and Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf are very pleased with today’s discussion with Governor Dayton. We are appreciative of the Governor’s willingness to move the issue forward this fall and the interest by legislative leaders to work collaboratively with all parties toward a final solution.
As we knew the Governor would be making a statement to the media this afternoon following the conclusion of his various stadium-related meetings, we felt we should withhold comment, out of respect to the Governor, until he spoke to the media first.
Today’s constructive conversation was a continuation of several positive stadium developments in the last few days. The Vikings are committed to doing whatever we can, along with our local partner Ramsey County, the Legislature, Governor, our fans and the citizens of Minnesota to finalize a viable stadium proposal and begin construction as quickly as possible.”
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