January 24th, 2012, Governor Mark Dayton told the press that the only place a new vikings stadium could be built this year is at the current Metrodome site. The recent favorite site on Linden Avenue is no longer viable for a short-term build. Vikings spokesmen, Lester Bagley said that ownership of the Vikings is very frustrated with the situation and hopes they can pass a bill to to acquire funding for the new stadium this legislation session. As far as the designs for the new stadium, none have been drawn up yet.
Taken from StarTribune 1/24/12 "Dayton To Vikings: Build At Dome Site"