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Vikings Stadium Update: Agreement Will Not Occur Any Time Soon

It looks like the speculation that there was an agreement in place to get funding for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium has been squelched and that the negotiations between all of the players are going to continue.

As reported by the Star Tribune, a meeting was called by Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on Tuesday between all of the major players in the stadium saga except for Minneapolis officials. During the meeting, the chances for a stadium subsidy package looked to drift away, and Minneapolis Governor was quoted saying "I'm hopeful. I don't use the word 'optimistic' with this project any longer..." which would seem to indicate that while there's nothing being thrown off the table yet, there's not a great deal of ideas on it either.

The biggest issue, as it seems to have been all along, is that the City Council does not like the idea of using taxpayer money to fund the new stadium for the Vikings, regardless of the location. Either way, it doesn't look like a new stadium deal is going to get done any time soon, despite hopes recently that there would be some positive movement.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, check out The Daily Norseman.

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