At a rally at the M.O.A. that included Dayton, Jared Allen, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Vikings Vice President of Stadium Development Lester Bagley and legislative leaders, Dayton made it clear that he is doing what he can to try to get the votes needed for the stadium bill to pass on Monday.
"I don't want them to be the Los Angeles Vikings or the Tucson Vikings or the Vancouver Vikings," Dayton told a crowd of about 500 Vikings fans at the mall. "I want them to be the Minnesota Vikings the rest of my life."
Allen took to the microphone to urge fans to contact their legislators prior to Monday's vote on the House of Representatives floor to let them know what the Vikings mean to the fans of Minnesota.
"Call your representatives," Allen said. "Let them know how you feel. You guys are the taxpayers. Call them and let them you know what you want. What we want is a new stadium."
The Vikings official website has a link for those who don't know who their House representative is. It's as easy as typing in your five-digit zip code. If you live in a city that has more than one state representative, a nine-digit zip code will be required.
The message from Allen, Dayton, Rybak and House advocates was simple and pretty straightforward – we are in the final hours until the stadium question is going to be answered for better or worse and the final push is on. If you are a Vikings fan, they want you to contact your representative and let your feelings be known.
It's fourth-and-goal for the Vikings in Minnesota and the final push is being made before the clock hits :00.
John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.