While the Minnesota Vikings $1 billion stadium bill stagnates on the House floor, Gov. Mark Dayton assured reporters at a press conference Friday that every effort is being made to make the stadium a reality, according to Mike Kaszuba of The Star Tribune.
Zellers did not promise the Vikings stadium public subsidy package would be voted on by the full House before the Legislature adjourned. "We’ll have that answer for you in the next couple of days. Right now, I think it’s a little too early," he said. "Essentially, the bill is dead [but] there’s creative ways around here to make sure that things do continue to move."
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stood with Dayton as he addressed reporters. Dayton fielded questions about a potential move for the team if the Vikings are unable to pass the bill and build a new stadium. Via Kaszuba:
Though Dayton had said earlier this week that NFL officials had essentially issued a "warning", he said Friday that Goodell did not initiate any discussion about the Vikings moving to Los Angeles or any other city looking for a NFL franchise.
"One of us – a legislator – brought the subject up," the governor said. "[The NFL] said they would like to have a team in Los Angeles [and] they would like to have it not be the Vikings."
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