No Stadium? Ziggy Will Not Move, Ziggy Will Sell

By NFLSportChannel

Published: March 24, 2009

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... politicians in finding ways to budget a new stadium for the team.

This dates back to the Red McCombs era and Governor Ventura's days in office. Jesse was an avid Vikings fan and was seen at plenty of games supporting his team.

But when it came to funding a stadium, Mr. Ventura felt that he couldn't tax the citizens of Minnesota to fund the budget, even though it would only cost the average tax payer five cents. McCombs drew tired of finding funds and talking with Minnesota politicians, and finally decided it was time to sell the team.

In came Ziggy Wilf, a real estate guru from New York. Ziggy made it clear in 2005 that he would never relocate the team out of state.

So far he has kept his word, and rumor has it he would not discuss moving the team to L.A, when and if a new stadium is built there. Just like McCombs, Ziggy has been trying to find and brainstorm different ways to get a stadium funded, yet to no avail.

He has offered to put in $250 mil...

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