Minnesota Vikings owner relieved deal reached for stadium

It’s been a long road but Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf can finally say the team will be around for generations to come after the Minnesota legislature passed a bill to build a new stadium and keep them right where they are.

“Well we have the support of my family and the NFL and everyone involved making sure that our goal was to stabilize the situation and making sure our franchise would have a long future here in Minnesota and knowing that, and knowing the passion of our fans … we were pretty confident this day would come,” Wilf said during an interview on Friday’s edition of NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access”, airing at 7 p.m. ET.

Wilf also said that packing up the bags and moving his franchise out of Minnesota was never on his mind.

“Our goal was to stabilize the situation and making sure our franchise would have a long future here in Minnesota and knowing that, and knowing the passion of our fans … we were pretty confident this day would come,” Wilf said.

Asked how the resolution on the drawn-out stadium battle can help improve the team’s product on the field, Wilf said the added stabilty should make the Vikings a more attractive option for players.

“Well, it gives us stablity for many years to come,” he said. “The players will know that the passion of our fans and our franchise is something that will endure, and that they can come to Minnesota and be a part of this great franchise.”

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