The fact that Minnesota will conduct a special legislative session next month regarding a new Vikings stadium doesn’t mean that the Legislature will craft a plan for the construction of a new stadium. It means only that the issue will be resolved; the resolution could be that there will be no new stadium.
And so the league is beginning to join in the not-so-subtle effort to make clear the alternative is the Vikings playing in a new stadium elsewhere.
Last week, Vikings V.P. of business affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley told PFT Live that “more than one community” has contacted the team regarding a possible move. Today, NFL executive V.P. Eric Grubman made it clear that, if no stadium is built in Minnesota, the Vikings could indeed leave.