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No stadium? Vikes will probe 'every alternative,' NFL exec says

Posted at 3:57 PM on October 18, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Politics, Sport

NFL executive Eric Grubman met this afternoon with Gov. Mark Dayton and is now briefing reporters on how the NFL views the current situation for a new Vikings football stadium.

We're watching tweets now from reporters and Vikings stadium supporters. We'll keep updating this post with comments. Here's what we have now:

Tom Hauser, KSTP: NFL's Grubman says "probability" of Vikings moving now is small....but possibility will grow quickly if "no probability of a stadium."... league is worried about a "stalemate."

Also from Hauser:

The Vikings and NFL will look at "every alternative" for a place to play next year if there is no stadium deal. #vikings
Oct 18 via SeesmicFavoriteRetweetReply

SavetheVikes: "If there is no stadium, no lease-no plans for stadium then that is a tough problem we will solve" (by moving #Vikings)

The site Bring Me the News: NFL to contribute up to $150M towards new stadium, but says Minnesotans also need to ante up


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.