Jan 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A big meeting is underway in Gov. Mark Dayton's office that could determine whether the Minnesota Vikings will go forward with plans to build a new football stadium on the land where the Metrodome now sits.
Dayton called the private Wednesday meeting, and a spokesman says it could go all day. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf walked into the governor's office in the morning along with several key state lawmakers, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and other officials.
The Vikings have been pushing for public funding of a stadium to replace the Metrodome, but have preferred other sites instead of rebuilding on the same land. But Dayton and a key state lawmaker have been saying this week that the Metrodome plan may be the only politically feasible one.