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Vikes Stadium Negotiations Postponed Again

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As some senior level Vikings officials spend time in London, there are questions here at home about the future of the new Vikings stadium.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for November, but final negotiations about developments and the stadium lease have been postponed Friday until next week.

This is […]

Reality Check: PSLs And The Vikings Stadium

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Negotiations on a new Vikings stadium are winding down, but a new controversy may be heating up.

The Vikes will very likely charge fans for a personal seat license (or PSL) even before they can buy a season ticket.

Seventeen of 32 NFL teams sell one-time personal […]

MSFA Chair Defends Review On Wilfs

By Jonathon Sharp

INNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Michelle Kelm-Helgen, the chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority, says it’s important the review was done.

“It definitely was important,” she said. “It did identify, just a very thorough examination the information and potential risks and how we will mitigate those risks if they come to pass which […]

Stadium Chief: Vikings Stadium Share Looks Sound

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings shouldn’t have any trouble paying for their share of a new $975 million stadium, the chairwoman of the public authority managing the project said Wednesday.

Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen revealed preliminary results of a financial review conducted after a New Jersey court ruling against team owners […]

MSFA Rules That Wilfs Have The “financial Capability” To Move Forward With Stadium Project.

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – In a closed door meeting Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority continued their due diligence process as the assess the current financial status of the owners of the Minnesota Vikings, the Wilf Family.

On August 6th, 2013 the […]

Minn. Review Into Vikings Owner Finances Back On

By Jeff Wald

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A review of the finances of Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf picked back up Wednesday after the team turned over documents it had withheld.

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen said the Vikings appear to have turned over all documents needed for the due diligence review. […]

Mackey: If stadium project is delayed, blame everyone but Zygi Wilf

by Phil Mackey 1500ESPN.com

This column is in response to my dear co-host Patrick Reusse, who earlier this week said the potential Vikings stadium snafu is 100% Zygi Wilf’s fault. The following message was not approved by Zygi Wilf.

On Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported that Minnesota Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf agreed […]

Vikings Dispute Claims Team Owners Want End To Investigation

By Sara Boyd

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More drama over the new Vikings stadium. Team owners again Monday refused a request to return to the stadium bargaining table.

The Sports Commission overseeing construction says team lawyers are now providing partial information about the team owner’s personal finances. But says the team again turned down […]

Vikings Unexpectedly Break Off Stadium Negotiations

By Jonathon Sharp

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – The 2016 opening of the new Vikings stadium could be in jeopardy. The team unexpectedly broke off negotiations with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA).

The Vikings say they want to wait until an investigation into the team owners’ finances is complete.

Earlier this month, […]

Vikings Stadium Timetable To Get Updated

By Eric Henderson

(credit: Ryan Companies)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The much-anticipated groundbreaking for a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium is being pushed out a bit longer.

Officials involved in the $975 million planned Friday to discuss an updated timetable. Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority leader Michele Kelm-Helgen says that they’re now eying a November start to […]