Minnesota Vikings president Mark Wilf Tuesday night avoided criticizing the process to find a new stadium in Minnesota and Gov. Mark Dayton's current advice that to get the stadium done this year, the football home will have to be on the site of the current Metrodome.
"We're looking forward to sitting down with the governor and the legislative leaders tomorrow (to) keep working toward a solution. It's a long road in this process and it's moved around a lot of areas but we want to just focus on working together with the leaders in the Capitol and working towards a solution. It's something the fans are looking forward to and public to get this thing resolved and that's what we are focused on" said Mark Wilf, an owner and president of the Minnesota Vikings.
Wilf and his older brother Zygi are meeting with Dayton and key lawmakers Wednesday morning to talk over the governor's new certainty that the Metrodome is the only place to get a new stadium built in the new term. Dayton acknowledged that the site decision caused the Wilfs disappointment and frustration.
Both Vikings officials -- and the governor -- have voiced doubts about the dome site in the past. It has spurred little development in its three decades and would require the team to play in the University's stadium while their new home is being built.
But Tuesday night, Wilf expressed neither frustration nor dislike of the Metrodome site.
"There are a lot of details to work through and a lot of business to talk about so, rather than to get into any specifics, I prefer to just work through and let's see what the political will is of the governor and the Legislature on how this thing moves forward," said Wilf, who attended Tuesday night's Chamber of Commerce dinner, along with Zygi Wilf. "We are going to work through with the governor and the legislative leaders and see what is on the table tomorrow and try to get a resolution to this thing."