Vikings’ Bagley Says There is No Next Year For Stadium; Schedule Released
The St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that Vikings Vice President of public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley says “There is no next year” when asked if the Vikings would pursue a Stadium deal during the next legislative session. Governor Mark Dayton responded Tuesday after the Viking Stadium bill failed in conference committee Monday night saying that the Vikings will get their stadium in 2013. Bagley went on to say “The last governor said in 2006 we’ll come back and work on yours next year. That was 6 years ago. No action this year is a decision.”
The Vikings are obligated to play in Minnesota this season because they didn’t notify the NFL by the February 15 deadline that they would be relocating. The Vikings would need to notify the NFL by February 15 of 2013 if they intent to relocate prior to the 2013 season.
The Vikings will open the 2013 schedule at home against Jacksonville September 9. Minnesota will not play any Monday night or Sunday night games but will play 1 Thursday night game on NFL Network against Tampa Bay on October 25. Minnesota will host Green Bay in week 17 on December 30 and will play at Green Bay on December 2.