A significant test for the Vikings' new stadium legislature was voted down by the House Government Operations and Elections Committee on Monday night, according to ESPN:
Media reporting from MN legislature that committee has voted down stadium bill. Tough blow. Re-group to come I presume.— Kevin Seifert (@espn_nfcnblog) April 17, 2012
Vikings fans knew that Monday was going to be a major hurdle for the new proposed plan for a new stadium, but this is arguably a major blow to the future of the Vikings in Minnesota. The bill may be dead this year and the Vikings' ownership's next move might be threatening an actual move elsewhere:
"It's a mistake to think the Vikings and the NFL will stick with the status quo in Minnesota," VP Lester Bagley told Fox9 News.