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Vikings Stadium Update: No Special Session To Be Called

In the ongoing saga of the Minnesota Vikings and their quest to replace the Metrodome Minnesota governor Mark Dayton continues to expedite state assistance, but after a meeting with the state's legislators it does not appear to be likely. Late Wednesday it was announced that the state of Minnesota would not hold a special legislative session to discuss issues concerning a potential new stadium deal:

Emerging from a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton, legislative leaders said their next step in the ongoing Minnesota Vikings stadium talks would be to hold public hearings at the Capitol. Gov. Dayton said that he was "disappointed" in legislative leaders' lack of progress and that he will not call a special session or release his own stadium outline.

This latest roadblock dealt a serious blow toward progress to a new Vikings stadium. SB Nation's Daily Norseman is not confident about a stadium deal, either:

No special session is what we call a game changer, kids.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.