By Eliott Howes
Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf’s private plane was reportedly spotted at a Los Angeles airport on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Also on Thursday, the spokesman for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the newspaper that the Mayor met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week.
“Yes, the commissioner and the Mayor did meet this week and they had a private conversation on a number of topics,” Villaraigosa’s spokesman told the newspaper.
Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney were scheduled to meet with legislative leaders and Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, on the state’s $975 stadium plan, which would replace the Viking’s Metrodome but suffered a potentially fatal defeat in committee this week.
Dayton spoke by phone with Wilf on Thursday, a spokesman for the governor said. Wilf was not expected to attend Friday’s meeting with the NFL leaders.
Will the Vikings move to LA?
Los Angeles is no stranger to NFL football with the Rams and the Raiders both playing in the southern Californian city as recent as the 1990’s.
With the city not fully embracing a football franchise like its basketball teams the Lakers and the Clippers, it is still unclear whether an NFL General Manager will take the ultimate gamble which failed for late Raiders owner Al Davis in moving to Los Angeles between 1982-1994.