Vikings won’t file relocation notice by 2012 deadline

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If the Vikings plan to move from Minnesota in 2012, they must submit notice of their intentions by February 15.  February 15 lands on Wednesday.

Vikings V.P. Lester Bagley said Tuesday that the team won’t be advising the league of any desire to move on Wednesday.

Specifically, Bagley told the Associated Press that “there’s no point” in filing the paperwork because the team has momentum toward building a new stadium in Minnesota.  (We’d hate to see how slowly the process would be going if the Vikings didn’t have momentum.)

It means that the Vikings will be playing in Minnesota for at least one more year, at the Metrodome.  It also means that, if the politicians decide to avoid a locally unpopular measure during an election year, they can punt on the project until after the polling places close in November.

54 responses to “Vikings won’t file relocation notice by 2012 deadline

  1. LA sucks. Terrible sports town. All you needs to do is build an outdoor stadium in Minnesota and all will be okay. Fans won’t have to worry about their manhood sitting indoors watching games, and you can shave 200m off the price of a stadium. God I hate domes.

  2. ship ’em!!

    ship ’em out!!

    ship ’em to L.A. … or better yet London.

    Vikes with without Randy Moss is like an ocean without water.

    Loved the vike ’98 thru ’04, but since they’ve sucked.

  3. @ frostbelt

    You are truly inept if you still think the Vikings are going anywhere. The Wilf family wants to own the whole deal like the Kraft family. If he goes to LA with the team he loses all of that because just like the metrodome, somebody else owns the property that his team plays on. Besides, a twleam won’t last in LA they have no interest.

  4. Do what you are saying is Vikings realize politics isnt right to approve public stadium until a lame duck session (not sure if Minn has one) or next year when elections are at least two years away. However they have told that s deal will get done once the pol jobs dont rely on it.

  5. LOL… Why file now? The stadium in LA won’t be ready until 2014.

    File next year.

    Another typical “sky is falling” &”cry wolf” farse from the crackpots at PFT.

  6. Deadlines can always be moved or “adjusted.” Money carries more weight than any honor among the owners.

  7. Yeah i could see them heading to LA considering they arent any closer to financing a stadium. they havent decided on a location and California is broke. why is LA even discussed? build a stadium then maybe they are a threat

  8. Minnesotans always make major decisions slowly…and deliberately! Right or wrong, most of the time…things take a longgggg time to be decided on. But in the end, things will work out fine. Look at how long it took for target field? And how wonderful is it now? And Excel Center? It’s wonderful! Relax, they will get it done…and 5 years from know we will be so proud.

  9. Dangit. Can the Queens just move already? I hate them and I hate their stupid fans.

    They have nothing at all to celebrate in their entire 50 year history, yet their fans act as if the NFL world owes them something.

    Go to LA, so I can get back to hating the Bears in peace.

  10. Pros For the Vikes
    1)The NFL doesn’t want to loose that market.
    2)The Vikings don’t want to leave their hometown.
    3)The Vikings are putting their best effort with exception of finance to remain in Minnesota.
    4)Ziggy could sell the team to someone who has the capability of securing a stadium a fiance plan and a long term lease of 30 years.
    5)The NFL has Plans for another franchise in LA and Minnesota is not on their list.
    6) Cities are finally wising up to the LA threat of relocation and treat it abysmally.
    7)Rodger Goodell played himself on National TV by stating that there is no option of moving and taking the urgency away from City leaders to push now for a stadium.
    8) GO Skol Vikings

    Cons:
    1)Vikings don’t get a new stadium deal done by April the team might be sold.
    http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2011/12/30/house-stadium-backer-says-it-is-worth-the-effort/
    2)Might take until after election year to get a stadium done. Kurt Zellers wants it on the ballot with a cooked stadium deal this fall.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuXmUZuIWTU

    Well this breathed life into the stadium debate lets just hope it gets done and not just pushed aside since the vikings are still hanging around.
    Hopefully this roller coaster ride the Vikings fans have endured finally ends.

  11. Minny politicos clearly win this battle. The Wilfs are done. I expect them to sell the Vikings at the earliest opportunity. There’s no new stadium on the horizon in Minnesota, and the Wilfs won’t be known as the owners who shipped the Vikings out of town. All that leaves is a change of ownership. Too bad.

  12. This is sad. We pay our politicians in mn to make decisions, unfortunately they are reluctant to do so. First the gov shutdown and now the stadium debacle….embarrassing.

  13. @frostbelt……….very creative post. How long did it take you to come up with that? I think you are what one would call a wordsmith. On another note…….this just solidifies the fact that the politicians at the capital are a bunch of worthless, gutless no counts that care more about there seat at the table than what’s in the best interest of the state. They are a bunch of cowards that are to afraid to make a tough decision and they should be ashamed of themselves. They are elected officials who were chosen to lead and all they do is hide from the real challenges. I’m embarrassed that they are in charge of the state and they should be embarrassed too. Get to work or get out of office you glorified figure heads.

  14. [i]So if they move to LA, will they still be in the NFC North…yeah, that makes a lot of sense.[/i]
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    Rams to the NFC North, LA Vikings to the NFC West. It’s actually fairly obvious since the Rams are completely out of place in the West.

    Also, I feel the pain of true Minnesota fans, but keep in mind it was only a few years ago that Jared Allen had to make a video begging fans to buy tickets to their home playoff game so it wouldn’t be blacked out. There are plenty of diehards, but when you can’t sell out a playoff game, the market just isn’t there to justify a new stadium.

  15. “So if they move to LA, will they still be in the NFC North…yeah, that makes a lot of sense.”
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    Rams to the NFC North, LA Vikings to the NFC West. It’s actually fairly obvious since the Rams are completely out of place in the West.

    Also, I feel the pain of true Minnesota fans, but keep in mind it was only a few years ago that Jared Allen had to make a video begging fans to buy tickets to their home playoff game so it wouldn’t be blacked out. There are plenty of diehards, but when you can’t sell out a playoff game, the market just isn’t there to justify a new stadium.

  16. News la fans u have no stadium and none even started to be built stop a trying to steal teams and super bowls. As for the great people of Minnesota the NFL is not hurting for money make sure the pony up there share for the new stadium. In my opinion it should be it all. Come NFL owners do us broke tax payers really have to foot the bill for ur greed.

  17. build it by Shakopee or anywhere but the downtown area. get your own land. finance the whole enchilada. except roads -> state can pay.
    make MONEY.

    Otherwise, their backroom deal can be passed on the first Wednesday in November.

  18. mrslay1 says:
    Feb 14, 2012 10:43 PM
    l a bound? Who in their right mind would want to be in the A whole of the country?
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    No kidding genius. It didn’t get to 65 today. 60 and maybe rain tomorrow. But back up to 70 Thursday. Which coincidentally is your IQ…

  19. What’s wrong with Domes and how is that a fad? The players prefer playing inside and the sun doesn’t mess with the cameras at all.. I hate watching an outdoor game on tv unless its a night game.

  20. It takes time to become the first international NFL team. Setting things up for the south of the border move with the Mexican Federales, local government, and the NFL.

    You will know it’s soon when they start playing Guadalajara off against Mexico City during negotiations that they will relocate to the city with the winning bid(backroom deal).

    Just watch those free agents line up to get south of the border on drug testing, steroids, and where local police can handle crimes immediately with payment of an “administrative fee”. Personal Conduct Policy will be different under Mexican Law.

    Agents can brag about getting their clients a 127 million a year contract (in pesos). Players will enjoy the Mexican Tax Laws.

    The Guadalajara Vikings!! 2013 or 2014.

  21. I’m not a Vikings fan, and I am not one who says they are not a fan of a team, but in truth are just to prove a point. I could care less about the Vikings other than for those who wish them to leave Minny. How would you like it if your team up and moved? How would you like it if a team you grew up watching with your old man, best friend, or frat buddies, all of a sudden picked up and moved? Sports sometimes are all that people hold out hope for. It provides camaraderie between people, the community, and the team.

    Just because politicians and a rich owner cant get their s**t together does not mean the people of Minny should suffer.

    Like I said, I am not a Vikings fan. I am actually a Seahawks fan and the fact that they wear purple and yellow ugly ass high school jerseys on top of pulling some jack a** crap with the “poison pill” taking one of the greatest o-lineman in the league at the time (Hutch: f u Vikings for that one), I still think its jacked that the people are the ones that suffer when a team moves.

  22. txbearmeat says:
    Feb 14, 2012 10:46 PM
    Dangit. Can the Queens just move already? I hate them and I hate their stupid fans.

    They have nothing at all to celebrate in their entire 50 year history, yet their fans act as if the NFL world owes them something.

    Go to LA, so I can get back to hating the Bears in peace.
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    Another idiot “so called” fan talking to hear himself. Real packer and Viking fans fans enjoy the rivalry and don’t want it to end. Who said the nfl owes them something? Go back to your double wide, stare at your fake stock of the packers and shut up.

  23. What’s this!! Surely MF can’t be reporting this is “a locally unpopular measure during an election year?” How can this be? Do you mean to say that all season long the prevaricating propagandists at kfan (PA and pukes) have been misleading the vikequeef rubes into believing the new stadium had strong popularity with the politicians and the electorate and could be used against those opposing elected officials in the up-coming elections. Please PA, tell more lies for the mind numbed vikequeef twits to buy into. They obviously can’t think for themselves.

  24. I never thought Vikings will move. Too strong a market and football tradition there to make a move. Its all might be a political move to leverage the tax payers money to build the new stadium whenever the case maybe. Can’t imagine NFC north without GB, CHI & MIN. Lions are slowly getting in there as well.

  25. All this means now is that the politicos in Minnesota will stone-wall the stadium effort until after the November elections.

    Minnesota doesn’t deserve an NFL franchise. Mr. Wilf needs to move the team to a city that wants one.

  26. Question….can a corporation buy an NFL team? I know there are rules against community ownership. If they can, I would become a permanent customer if Target or Best Buy bought them and put up a stadium.

  27. L.A. deserves the FILTH that it lives in.

    They had their chance, and failed.

    They had their chance AGAIN, and failed.

    California has 15 professional sports franchises, so with the proven track record of FAILURE of an LA NFL team, they certainly don’t deserve another opportunity.

    Worry about what really matters…..you idiots keep electing democrats who have bankrupted your state and turned it into a laughing-stock nationally.

  28. It is called putting the best light on things by the P.R. department. The Vikings are locked into their contract thru 2013 because of the roof collape. They did not want to announce the fact because they felt it would detract from their momentum to get a new stadium this year. But rather than appear like a team who lost leverage due to a contract clause. Instead they are trying to make it look like they are doing this out of the kindness of thier hearts. Mehhhh. We will see what happens.

  29. Honestly, does anyone in the frozen metro berg of mnpls/st Paul think that in an election year, a less than stellar economy, and a losing team has any kind of momentum of any kind? The fans here are largely apathetic, and government here largely gives their money away to lost causes….not their local football team. There en lies the irony…..

  30. blaz0037 says:
    Feb 15, 2012 10:16 AM
    L.A. deserves the FILTH that it lives in.

    They had their chance, and failed.

    They had their chance AGAIN, and failed.

    California has 15 professional sports franchises, so with the proven track record of FAILURE of an LA NFL team, they certainly don’t deserve another opportunity.

    Worry about what really matters…..you idiots keep electing democrats who have bankrupted your state and turned it into a laughing-stock nationally.
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    Sounds like you have something against LA. To make it in LA you have to be on your toes at all times, a hard worker, an innovator, and above all – proud to be a Los Angelino. Sorry you failed to meet any of the above mentioned criteria.

  31. contra74 says:
    Feb 15, 2012 12:10 PM
    Sounds like you have something against LA. To make it in LA you have to be on your toes at all times, a hard worker, an innovator, and above all – proud to be a Los Angelino. Sorry you failed to meet any of the above mentioned criteria.

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    Can you be anymore galling an arrogant? What a punk!

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