Friday, April 8, 2011

Nobody Wants to Play at the Metrodome

During a discussion with Mike Florio of on Friday, Minnesota Vikings V.P. of public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley said because of the Metrodome's current state, the Vikings had trouble finding a team to agree to play an exhibition game at the Dome.

“We couldn’t even get a preseason game scheduled this year,” Bagley said. “We could not get a partner and the league had to step in and help us get a preseason game scheduled because of that facility is no longer viable and we’ve got to resolve the issue.”

Bagley shared this information on the same day a Vikings stadium bill was submitted at the Minnesota legislature. The Vikings are looking for state and local governments to kick in $600 million of an estimated $900 million stadium project.

Repairs on the Dome, which collapsed during the 2010 season, should be ready before the Vikings first preseason game in August.

The Vikings' Metrodome lease expires at the end of the 2011 season.

No comments:

Post a Comment