Vikings owner Zygi Wilf makes surprise visit to capitol


Zygi Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings, surprised lawmakers with a visit to the Capitol to discuss plans to build the new Vikings stadium Thursday.
According to the Star Tribune, Wilf did not give specific details as to what progress has been made in pushing through the taxpayer supported stadium plan but was optimistic about getting it done this legislative session.
This legislative session is scheduled to adjourn on May 23, so lawmakers will have to approve a construction plan for the stadium by next month, the Pioneer Press reports.
According to the Star Tribune, the Vikings' lease at their current home, the Metrodome, expires after this year and the Vikings have said they will not renew it.
Wilf refused to say any details over negotiations about how much the Vikings will pay to build the new stadium but said the team will make a "significant" contribution, the Pioneer Press reports.
Wilf also said that there have been no talks to sell the Vikings, dismissing rumors that the team may be sold after the expiration of their lease, the Star Tribune reports.