Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Per a report from Minnesota Star Tribune’s Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, the Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has threatened to nix the stadium deal if the building costs are passed on to fans. The sticking points started with the Vikings agreeing not to play more than three “home” games in London (or elsewhere overseas); they agreed to count the upcoming 2013 game as one of those games, but then apparently began trying to jockey for an additional game. Gov. Dayton’s angst is understandable and his point that if the state of Minnesota is working to build the Vikings a nearly $1 billion stadium, they should choose to play there, rather than solicit to play “home” games elsewhere. In addition to this, Gov. Dayton’s office appears to have received word that the Vikings’ ownership, Zygi and Mark Wilf, are attempting to shift part of the “private contribution” building costs to season ticket holders. Gov. Dayton strongly worded letter also states the Vikings are not playing in a “Rich People’s Stadium”; rather, it is a stadium to be enjoyed by all Vikings’ fans. I applaud Gov. Dayton for looking out for his constituents; however, with his letter it appears the Vikings could soon be back in the discussion for a move to Farmer’s Field in Los Angeles.  See the full Gov. Dayton letter below: Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Columnist - Shane Richardson @Shaner021The post Minnesota Governor Threatens to Nix Vikings Stadium Deal appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

C-USA hired PR firm to help Marshall’s playoff chances

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift, blames media for scrutiny

Report: Cowboys could limit DeMarco Murray's touches

Lakers announce Steve Nash to miss season with back issues

Is Mack Brown the best option for SMU?

Jeremy Kerley on new contract: 'Bentleys for everybody'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Buss: Any FA who won’t play with Kobe ‘probably a loser’

NFL to start airing its own anti-domestic violence PSAs

Ex-Bronco John Boyett punched cabbie, told cops to call Elway

Former NFL QB still feels effects of concussions every day

Robert Klemko given four-week suspension from The MMQB

Michael Vick: Percy Harvin won't be a monster here

NFL teams facing potential must-win scenarios in Week 8

WATCH: Jeremy Lin poses as Adidas employee for prank

WATCH: Peyton screams at fans to 'shut the f- up!'

Father auctioning off infant son's soccer club allegiance

Love thanks T'Wolves fans in essay for not burning his jersey

WATCH: Browns WR 'kicks out' son over favorite player snub

Memorabilia dealer wants Todd Gurley reinstated immediately

Aaron Rodgers gave girlfriend Olivia Munn a 'special ring'?

The 10 college football programs with most to gain in Week 9

Most disappointing potential dynasties of divisional era

WATCH: OHL hockey coach goes off on reporter: ‘F*** you!’

PK Subban as Michael Jackson at Canadiens' Halloween party

Vikings News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and embracing newfound roles

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.