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Minnesota Gov. Not Ready To Pull Plug On Vikings Stadium Deal
Published August 15, 2013
NFL TO CLOSE RANKS AROUND WILFS? In Minneapolis, Sid Hartman writes he expects NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to "make a trip here soon to assure everybody that the multibillion dollar NFL operation will stand behind the Vikings owners." The Wilfs believe that they "will pass the MSFA’s review and progress will resume on building the stadium." They also believe that once the review is done, it will "show the lawsuit has nothing to do with their financial ability to provide the money they have guaranteed to build the stadium." Hartman: "Believe me, NFL owners won’t allow the Vikings stadium to go down the drain." Meanwhile, the delay of getting started on construction could "hold up the hiring of a building operator by the Vikings and the MSFA" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 8/15).