Friday, April 20, 2012
Vikings' issues affect AFC West
By Bill Williamson
San Diego and Oakland fans should keep an eye on the political gymnastics that are happening in The Land of 10,000 Lakes.
There is some nasty haggling going on over the Minnesota Vikings’ decade-plus old search for a new stadium and there is a chance the Vikings could eventually end up in Los Angeles. In fact, for the moment (the Vikings-Minnesota stadium issue is ongoing); the Vikings may be considered the favorite to land in Los Angeles.
The Chargers and the Raiders have also been considered potential teams to relocate in Los Angeles. Last summer, there were several reports that pegged the Chargers as the favorite to move to Los Angeles. The team is trying to get a stadium in San Diego. The Raiders are also trying to get a stadium. Owner Mark Davis has said everything is on the table.
Because there are multiple teams with stadium issues, the Los Angles chase has been difficult to predict. Right now, though, the Vikings may be the leader in the clubhouse.