League officials set to assess Vikings' stadium situation

The Minnesota Vikings' quest for a new stadium has caught the attention of the league office, with the NFL concerned by the progress of the stadium initiative, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. 

The NFL stadium and finance committees are concerned enough, in fact, that officials are traveling to the Twin Cities next week to assess the situation, according to the source.

The Vikings are in the final year of their lease at the Metrodome and are seeking a new long-term home in the greater-Minneapolis area.

The state of Minnesota has recently used funds towards building two new stadiums, however, and the prospects of getting public funding to a new home for the Vikings has become an issue of primary concern for the team.

NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman and Senior Vice President Neil Glat will meet on Monday and Tuesday with state leaders, including Gov. Mark Dayton, to get an update and to gain more insight on the situation.

The Vikings, due to the antiquated nature of the Metrodome -- the roof collapsed last season after a December blizzard -- and the struggles to get a new stadium, are often among the teams listed as possibly moving to a new facility in Los Angeles at some point.

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