On Friday morning, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers owner, Art Rooney met with Minnesota legislative leaders in the hopes of making progress on moving forward with a new stadium for the Vikings. Goodell hopes to make way on legislative hold ups in order to make the new stadium a possibility.
Goodell says the time has come to pass legislation and move forward on a new stadium.He says there's a "general commitment" to do that.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 20, 2012
According to ProFootballTalk, Rooney wanted to wait until after the draft to address the issue, but commissioner Goodell made it clear that the situation was "urgent" and that it needed to be taken care of immediately. Apparently, the meeting went well as both Goodell and Rooney had positive things to say.
Rooney was quoted by ProFootballTalk as saying, "talks were close to the goal line" with the hopes of progress being made. Goodell made it clear that no threats were currently being made and that everyone involved understood that a new stadium was needed.
Until then, everyone seems to be remaining cautiously optimistic.
The goal remains, Goodell said, to get the situation resolved during the current legislative session.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 20, 2012