Vikings hope for stadium deal in special sessionby Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings say they're ready to finalize a deal to build a new stadium in Arden Hills when Gov. Mark Dayton calls the Legislature into a special session.
Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley said that the team thinks it can resolve the funding and policy gaps that have idled stadium talks for weeks.
"We're very close to an agreement with state leaders on the Arden Hills package, and kind of stood down while this government shutdown went forward," Bagley said. "[Now,] we think its time to move the stadium forward."
It's not clear that the stadium will come up as part of a yet-to-be scheduled special session.
The Senate and House authors of a stadium bill introduced in April have not commented on the stadium's prospects. Neither returned a call for comment.