Minnesota Viking owner Zigi Wilf arrived in Minnesota Thursday afternoon after the Minnesota Senate passed the Stadium bill 36-30.  The passage means the bill needs only to be signed by supportive Governor Mark Dayton and by needs to be approved by the Minneapolis City Council.  The Governor has been a long-time supporter of the Stadium and the Minneapolis City Council has already voted in favor of the stadium 7-6.  Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says he has the votes.

Viking owner Zigi Wilf says the Vikings will stay in Minnesota for a long time and he thanks the fans and all those at the Capital who helped in the stadium efforts.  The Stadium will be built next to the Metrodome site and is expected to open in 2016.  The Vikings will play 3 more seasons at the Metrodome and one season at TCF Bank Stadium in 2015.