Taylor in the Picture?

The Vikings ownership question remains in flux, but VU has heard that a hand has been extended to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor to come into the current partnership group.

Zygmunt Wilf completed two days of touring facilities north of Blaine and near Lino Lakes and, despite him remaining mute on potential plans, VU has been told the door has been left open for Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor to get back into the ownership mix.

VU has been told that Wilf and his associates have been effectively told by advisers that, without Taylor and his stroke with the state legislature, the chances of getting any public funding for a stadium will be limited at best and more than likely nonexistent.

Taylor has maintained all along that he has his own investment group ready and if the chance arrives, he would want to be the general partner in his own group. While Wilf has been rumored to be the new front man for the Reggie Fowler group, negotiations could take place to have Taylor replace Fowler or simply become the lead investor in the group.

With less than three weeks left until the next owners meeting, time is of the essence. A local ownership face on the group would go a long way to assuring that the Vikings stay in the state and, if Wilf's claims of wanting an open-air stadium are true, his chances of drumming up a lot of support -- even from fans -- could be remote (and a good first step in getting the team relocated to L.A.).

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