Posted May 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Zygi Wilf
TEAMS: Minnesota Vikings
Zygi Wilf's patience finally paid off, for himself and the Minnesota Vikings. Despite numerous setbacks in his seven-year pursuit of public financing to help build a new stadium, the Vikings owner never once threatened to move or sell the team in hopes of gaining negotiating leverage. Many thought Wilf would have to make a threat to get things done. But the New Jersey businessman never went down that road, preferring instead to work with lawmakers to ensure that the Vikings remain in Minnesota. The Minnesota Senate approved a bill for a $975 million stadium for the Vikings on Thursday. Wilf agreed to increase the Vikings' portion of the project by $50 million to close the deal. Wilf says he was always focused on keeping the Vikings in Minnesota.

Vikings ink deal to play at TCF Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS On the day the new Minnesota Vikings stadium all but became a reality, the team agreed to a Letter of Intent with the University of Minnesota for the use of TCF Bank Stadium on the school's campus during potential construction at the current Metrodome site. The Letter of Intent states that the Vikings will pay the University of Minnesota 250,000 per game as well...

Vikings stadium bill needs only governor's signature

For Vikings fans and stadium project champion governor Mark Dayton, only one question remains: Where do I sign? Dayton can sign the approved plan after it cleared final approval in the Minnesota state Senate by a 36-30 vote on Thursday, setting wheels in motion to soon begin construction on a $975 million stadium that owner Zygi Wilf believes will put the team in play for the largest...

Questions Remain For Vikes Stadium

Like... would Vikings owner Zygi Wilf really have moved the team...???The only question that isn't a question is that the Board of Regents and the University of Minnesota is letting the Vikes play at TCF Stadium on campus while the new barn is being built...They get close to $3-million a year as part of the deal...((HT: KSTP-TV)) Here's the look at the real questions: all...

Minnesota Vikings To Bid On Super Bowl LI

The Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf are plowing ahead with stadium planning and other task, one day after the Minnesota State Legislature approved funding for a new $975 million stadium for the Vikings.It's being reported by ESPN that on the top of Wilfs' list of priorities is for the Vikings to play host to Super Bowl LI in 2017. The new stadium is scheduled...

Minnesota Vikings Stadium Bill Passes the Senate

The Minnesota Vikings passed another hurdle early this morning when the Minnesota State Senate passed their version of the Vikings Stadium bill. Now that the bill has passed both the House and the Senate, the next step is for a conference committee to convene to compile the two versions of the bill into a final version for vote by both the House and Senate floors. The biggest challenges...

Vikings' Peterson impressive in media-friendly workout

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman put on a show for the media on Thursday. During a 15-minute workout set up for reporters at the team's indoor practice field, Peterson demonstrated some of the drills he's working on now that he's 19 weeks removed from major knee surgery. Peterson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral...

Peterson progressing; Vikings stress caution

Adrian Peterson is progressing ahead of pace through his left knee rehabilitation. The Minnesota Vikings won't promise he'll play in their first game. Head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman said Wednesday that such a declaration ''wouldn't be fair'' to anyone. But Peterson left no doubt: He said he's ''set'' on being ready to take the...

Vikes owners hint at retractable roof for stadium

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf appear to be leaning in favor of a retractable roof for their new stadium. The brothers scored a major victory on Thursday when they won legislative approval for a publicly subsidized $975 million stadium that is targeted to open in 2016. Lawmakers included a provision that allows for a retractable roof, but made it clear that the Vikings...

Teammates assess the importance of Kalil

Matt Kalil’s new teammates, from offensive line mates to quarterback Christian Ponder, assessed what his acquisition means for the Vikings.

The Minnesota Vikings Will Be Getting Their New Stadium

After some voting and bickering between some political nerds not named Leslie Knope, the Minnesota Vikings received state funding to build their brand new stadium. There will be plenty of time to discuss new features for the "Metrodome 2.0" as well as how a new stadium won't change the crap players being put on the field, but not now. No, now, we celebrate. WE WIN...

Ponder, Vikings visit Twins batting practice

MINNEAPOLIS With their own team's new stadium on the horizon, members of the Minnesota Vikings spent time at one of Minneapolis' newest sports facilities.Quarterbacks Christian Ponder and Sage Rosenfels, center John Sullivan, and tight end Kyle Rudolph made a visit to Target Field on Friday prior to the Twins' game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The four Vikings took...

Step Two: Senate Signs Off On Vikes Deal

After another 14 hours of negotiating, altering, and otherwise trying to figure things out... another late night yielded the next step in the process for giving the Minnesota Vikings their new stadium...The state Senate signed off on it...Even as the Vikings are on the hook in the House version to pay another $105-million than what they want to at present... Here's the KSTP-TV...

Adrian Peterson Is No Longer Number One Material?

In 2011 Minnesota Vikings phenom running back Adrian Peterson tore both his MCL and ACL ending his 2011 season, which now begs the question whether Adrian Peterson is no longer number one material in Fantasy Football. But the news pouring over the wire is that Adrian Peterson is right on track with his recovery, otherwise continually showing he is in fact a freak of nature. Just...
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