Statement From The Vikings:
The Vikings are pleased that the stadium project continues to move forward. Our fans deserve - and we are committed to building - a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Minneapolis. The new $975 million stadium will bring thousands of construction and ongoing jobs, along with further economic activity from stadium attendees who will patronize restaurants, bars and retail stores both before and after events.
We continue to believe that the stadium will be built on schedule and will open in time for the 2016 season. The team continues to work collaboratively with the Stadium Authority on the stadium project, and the Authority's comments today are a reflection of our partnership. We will continue to address the design and construction process, and we will work with the Authority to finalize the Use and Development Agreements.
Statement From NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman:
We continue to have full confidence in the Vikings and the stadium project, and are gratified that the Authority appears to be coming to the same conclusion. The NFL has advised the Authority that it has every intention of proceeding with its financial commitments in support of the project. We look forward to working with the Vikings and the Authority to bring a new stadium to the Twin Cities. This can be accomplished on time and on budget if everyone continues to work diligently toward that goal.