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Re: Will vikes move?

Will vikes move?
June 15, 2011 09:37AM
Per Profootball Weekly:


Posted June 11, 2011 @ 1 p.m. ET

By PFW staff


Tim Leiweke, president/CEO of the group trying to build a stadium in downtown Los Angeles, has spoken with representatives of the Vikings, Chargers, Raiders, Rams and Jaguars about the proposed venue.

Leiweke heads up the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). According to the Orange County Register, he said all those teams are "in the mix," with the most recent discussions taking place a week ago.

AEG is prepared to acquire a majority stake in an NFL team to bring it to Los Angeles. Their $1 billion plan for a stadium is one of two proposals. It has been 15 years since there was football in L.A., before the Rams moved to St. Louis and the Raiders to Oakland within months of each other.

Raiders CEO Amy Trask said in a statement, "The team is not for sale. It will remain with the Davis family."

Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani told The Associated Press that owner Alex Spanos and his family were not interested in selling a majority stake of the team.
So this leaves Rams, Jags & vikes. If the Minnesota legislature does agree to plans to stay in Minnesota by July 1st...they are the likely team to move



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Re: Will vikes move?
October 26, 2011 12:02PM
I've never understood the thinking in the twin cities. They gave the Twins and Gophers new stadiums but have ignored the Vike situations for years. No one cares about Gopher football and the effect on the local economy is minor compared to that of the Vikes. Why didn't they try a combined Vikes/Gophers stadium?