MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is almost through with its review of the Vikings and their ownership group, and construction of the team's new stadium is expected to go on as planned.
MSFA chair Michele Kelm-Helgen said in a statement Wednesday that "based on the information received to date, we have indications that the team will have the financial capability to move forward with the stadium project."
That ability was called into question in early August when a New Jersey judge found Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and two of his family members had illegally withheld agreed-upon revenuefrom a pair of their real estate partners. The findings in the 21-year-old civil case prompted a governor-backed, MSFA-helmed audit of the Wilfs' legal and financial standings and the team's finances.
The Vikings are on the hook for 477 million of the 975 million venue, scheduled for completion in time for the 2016 football season. They'll play in the University of Minnesota's TCF...