There's finally a deal in place for a new stadium to be built for the Vikings, though all of the parties involved had to make compromises to get a deal working. It was expected with so many people getting input on the project that compromises would need to be made, but Vikings President Mark Wilf is happy that something is finally being done.
"We feel good that we now have a package that we can take to the Capitol to discuss with the Legislature and the public. This agreement was a compromise for all three parties. The team is making a significant private contribution in a small- to medium-sized market -- the third-largest team/private contribution in NFL history. ... I don't think any of the three partners in this deal got everything they wanted."
The Vikings owners are excited, and for good reason; the stadium is slated to be a 'people's stadium' that can host all manner of different events, in the vein of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis which just hosted the Super Bowl and has hosted a final four as well since being built.
There is also room for a Major League Soccer team to join in the festivities at the new stadium rent free if MLS decides to make the Minnesota Stars the 20th franchise of the league instead of Orlando or New York.
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