The possibility of a new football stadium in Los Angeles has gained momentum as legislation cleared the way one to be built near the city Thursday, according to the Star Tribune.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the legislation that exempts it from state environmental laws.
The governor also said that the team that would occupy the stadium would not have to come from in state. Developers have looked at bringing the Vikings to California in the past, but the recent developments have caused suspicion that the team will be targeted again.
Vikings vice president for public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley said the team is committed to stay in Minnesota, according to the Pioneer Press.