BBAO: Zygi Wilf won't use relocation threat

November, 11, 2011
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Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf continues to distance himself from any threat of relocation to Los Angeles as the team's lease at the Metrodome nears expiration. Here's what Wilf told the Associated Press this week:

"From the NFL's standpoint and the league's standpoint, they do intend to have one, if not two teams, in that market in the future. But I want to let everyone know that we are entirely focused on getting the job done here and I'm not paying much attention to what happens outside this issue here."

Wilf has said since buying the team in 2005 that he would not move it. Ultimately, he could sell to a buyer who would do that, but there appears to be no momentum for doing so at the moment.

Meanwhile, negotiations for the stadium site took an interesting turn. A day after Gov. Mark Dayton said the team might need to increase its financial contribution to secure its preferred site in suburban Arden Hills, Minn., Wilf said he would decrease his offer if the state ultimately decides to build in downtown Minneapolis.

Here's what Wilf told the Associated Press: "Any other location besides Arden Hills wouldn't justify near that level of commitment."

Continuing around the NFC North:

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