A special emergency legislative session began in Minnesota Tuesday to discuss the state budget. The Minnesota Vikings had hoped to have the stadium plan included on the agenda, but Gov. Mark Dayton said that issue would have to wait, saying the plan was not ready to be considered at this point, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Dayton said discussion about a new $1.1 billion stadium in suburban Ramsay County might not even get discussed until next year's legislative session, the paper reports.
The Vikings were not happy with the decision. "We are assessing our options," said Lester Bagley, Vikings vice president of public affairs and stadium development, the paper reports.
Bagley wouldn't define those options, but Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett said it could result in the team moving: "What would you do if you had a chance to move to a new stadium [elsewhere] or fight the politics in Minnesota?" he asked, the paper reports. "I think any businessperson would recommend they be gone."
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