NFL warning of sale, move adds pressure for stadium deal

  • Article by: MIKE KASZUBA and MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: April 19, 2012 - 11:03 AM

The NFL says there's a list of buyers and the Wilfs may be ready to listen with stadium plan stalled.

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imho16Apr. 18, 12 8:14 PM

then sell them and let's move on.

jimatelyApr. 18, 12 8:15 PM

The LA stadium will start construction as soon as they have a commiment from a team to move. Looks like they could start construction this summer.

flipsideApr. 18, 12 8:16 PM

Yes please do send them packing to some other city. Its high time the wealthiest people that are pushing for this new stadium to get a life and move on. If YOU want a new stadium so bad why don`t YOU the richest that are pushing for it, PAY FOR IT out of YOUR OWN POCKETS. Why should the GENERAL PUBLIC be stuck with the bill AGAIN.

wndwmkrApr. 18, 12 8:20 PM

The NFL is getting as bad as the Federal government with it's threats. I know this is going to sound very radical but perhaps we should learn to live without these egotistical football players and their blackmailing owners.

ryantonApr. 18, 12 8:20 PM

Life time Vikings fan...if the Wilfs were to sell the team, I am hoping that it's to a group in LA. Now, I can see them at home games! I rather they stay in Minnesota but if it must happened then to LA it is. Go Vikes!

beaglemomApr. 18, 12 8:21 PM

Here is a new angle, maybe the people in those cities would be willing to make a onetime contribution to NOT have the Vikings move there and we can put that towards the stadium.

yathinksoApr. 18, 12 8:22 PM

Wilfs are terrible owners. They mismanaged this team to the point of last place finishes and very little hope for the future. Sell them to competent owners. Maybe the appetite for a new stadium will improve.

zyxwvuApr. 18, 12 8:25 PM

If you can't sell stock in the team (my preference)or have the owners or nfl fund it, move it. The only thing they seem willing to do is privatize the profits and let the public shoulder the risk without any real return to the taxpayers. The world will keep spinning and lives will go on.

IowadudeApr. 18, 12 8:27 PM

Wow ... I honestly didn't think it would happen, but I guess the haters in Minnesota have gotten what they wanted; the Vikings to move to another city and state where they will create thousands of new jobs in construction, tourism, and support positions for the team. Congratulations to our short-sighted, politically-motivated self-serving legislators and to the stadium opponents who so eloquently showed the door to those terrible millionaire Wilfs and the minority owners of the Vikings. Now the Wilfs will just have to sell the Vikes for three BILLION dollars to new owners who will move the team. That's showing those dirty millionaires who's boss! Great job! Hey, you know if we work really hard at alienating anyone who has more money than we do, perhaps we can push all the other fortune 500 companies, banks, and all those other dirty millionaires out of Minnesota too. That way we can sit in our ice houses all winter long in peace... but we'd better be catching plenty of fish because there sure won't be any jobs here anymore. At least we made our point; Minnesota, land of class warfare ... oh yeah, we have a lot of lakes too...

averagejoe55Apr. 18, 12 8:28 PM

Plenty of buyers for the Vikings? That's fantastic! What's the delay? Like so many others here in Minnesota, I'm sick of supporting millionaires.


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