Earlier this month the Vikings were supposed to have selected a plan for one of three potential sites for a new stadium, as of right now the last day of January, there is still no selection. According to Sbnation.com, the team still prefers the site in Arden Hills, but the Governor of Minnesota is not on-board for that plan due to lack of funds. Further doubt has been cast on this site due to the fact that Ramsey County missed the deadline to submit an updated financial plan for their site.
Rumors are flying, anywhere from the Vikings playing at TCF Bank Stadium for a few years, to them delaying the site selection to next year. I personally think that this is just getting ridiculous. There is no way they should push this back another year. The decision they make here is vitally important to the franchise, the state, and the NFL. The Vikings need to get a plan in motion now.
With so many factors involved it’s obviously not an easy process to select a new stadium site, but people are going to have to comprise to get this done. There’s still the worst case scenario the Vikings say screw Minnesota and decide to move the franchise elsewhere, but I’d say there’s about a 1% chance that happens. So as of right now today, there is no real news to report on a site selection. It evens seems as if the situation is more up in the air than ever. Whatever the final decision is, it should be the one that has the best long term benefits to everyone involved.
More updates to come as news emerges.
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