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While keeping the Wilf family finances private, the owners and the team have said repeatedly in recent weeks that the outcome of the New Jersey lawsuit would have no bearing on the stadium or their ability to finance construction. The NFL also has told Kelm-Helgen that it stands behind the project.
“We continue to have full confidence in the Vikings and the stadium project, and are gratified that the Authority appears to be coming to the same conclusion,” NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman said Wednesday.
Authority members were briefed on the due-diligence work at a special meeting Wednesday morning by attorneys representing the Dorsey & Whitney law firm, which is leading the probe, and by representatives of FTI Consulting, an international forensic accounting firm.
Kelm-Helgen said afterward that the due-diligence team “still had a number of items” to review but added she was confident that it could complete its work by next week.
A summary of the findings should be made public at that time, she said, well ahead of the judge’s announcement on damages in the New Jersey case, which is expected Sept. 23.
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