NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t break any new ground but he did comment about the Vikings stadium situation during an interview with “The Sports Take with Sports Professor Rick Horrow” on Versus.
“We have a franchise that is owned by someone that really cares about the Minneapolis community [and] wants to get something done that is responsible,” Goodell said. “We understand the challenges that exist not only in that market but more broadly in how to finance these projects. But it is something that we need to get done because the Vikings belong in Minnesota and I know the ownership feels that and the public leadership feels that.”
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has been attempting to get public assistance to build a new stadium on the site of the Metrodome. The franchise’s lease to play in the stadium expires after the 2011 season and to date little progress has been made on the Vikings’ stadium front.