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Forbes: Without stadium, Vikes 'probably' moving

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07:53 AM ET 08.26 | While scanning Forbes' list of franchise valuations, one has to get pretty deep to find the Vikings. Vikings owner Zygmunt Wilf's biggest asset is the termination of his lease at the Metrodome, which expires after the 2011 season. If Wilf does not have an agreement for a new stadium in Minnesota he will probably move the franchise to Los Angeles, where two separate groups want to build new stadiums. Meanwhile, Wilf has been doing everything possible to increase revenue at the 28 year-old Metrodome, such as selling the naming rights to the field to Mall of America and converting the top floor of an administrative building next to the Metrodome into the Gridiron Club, a 3,800 square-foot high-class sports bar for which members will pay $2,500 a season in addition to the price they pay for Vikings tickets.

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Vikigns fans, AP Vikigns fans, AP
August 26, 2010  07:55 AM ET

LA, here they come!

August 26, 2010  07:55 AM ET

He's gotta be making money on the Frett Bavre jerseys.

August 26, 2010  08:00 AM ET

Its all about the money to Ziggy, His and the Minnesota tax payers when he gets his blackmail cash threatening to move the team.

August 26, 2010  08:03 AM ET

The top floor of an admin building next door? Has to be more to this.

Count - any illumination on this?

August 26, 2010  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Its all about the money to Ziggy, His and the Minnesota tax payers when he gets his blackmail cash threatening to move the team.

you just built the Twins a stadium......build the Vikings a stadium and you keep them...simple as that

August 26, 2010  08:03 AM ET
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Mississippi Vikings

Dude - even I have to acknowledge that cool avatar!

September 12...

August 26, 2010  08:04 AM ET

At one time they were rumored to be thinking about moving to San Antonio.

August 26, 2010  08:06 AM ET
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Mississippi Vikings

Nice avatar man!

August 26, 2010  08:09 AM ET
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Mississippi Vikings

That's a possibility, but I'm not sure that high school stadium where Favre practices with the high school kids will hold more than 5,000.

August 26, 2010  08:10 AM ET
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Mississippi Vikings

then they can practice against farv's high school team

August 26, 2010  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Its all about the money to Ziggy, His and the Minnesota tax payers when he gets his blackmail cash threatening to move the team.

WORD!! these greedy b____ds!!!!

August 26, 2010  08:15 AM ET

The title should be: "How to make the taxpayer bendover and pull out a stadium"

August 26, 2010  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Nice avatar man!

Not nice, but BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 26, 2010  08:16 AM ET

Yep. That LA is all but locked up.

August 26, 2010  08:16 AM ET

"Vikigns" fans? Two words, Spellcheck.

August 26, 2010  08:21 AM ET
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"Vikigns" fans? Two words, Spellcheck.

If they can't spell the name of the team they shouldn't be expected to keep the team. They are movin' on.

August 26, 2010  08:21 AM ET
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The top floor of an admin building next door? Has to be more to this. Count - any illumination on this?

Actually it's the first time I've heard about it. I do know that Ziggy has been buying up lots & buildings around the dome. Its all old warehouse's in that area downtown.

August 26, 2010  08:22 AM ET

Converting that "fop" floor is gonna be tough.

August 26, 2010  08:23 AM ET
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then they can practice against farv's high school team

They might even win.

 
August 26, 2010  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Converting that "fop" floor is gonna be tough.

Dude spells as well as I do.

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