Governor Mark Dayton has told the Vikings that if they want a stadium bill passed this year “its going to have to be the Metrodome.”
That’s according to spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci, responding to reports earlier in the day that a second Minneapolis site, near the Basilica of St. Mary, has been ruled out. She said the governor told Vikings owners by phone that their options had narrowed again.
The Vikings confirmed the conversation with Dayton today.
“Our ownership is extremely frustrated,” team vice president Lester Bagley said of the situation.
And apparently, the Wilfs will get the chance to express that personally. Tinucci reports that Mark and Zygi Wilf are coming to Minnesota on Wednesday to talk about the stadium situation — Metrodome or no.