• Wilfs' delay in releasing financial data may postpone stadium schedule

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Aug 28, 2013
    Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen said Wednesday that representatives for the team and the Wilfs turned over a "substantial amount of information" Tuesday dealing directly with the Wilfs' financial interests, data that is needed to complete the audit quickly and ensure that construction of the team's $975 million downtown Minneapolis stadium stays on track. An attorney working on an audit ordered after a New Jersey judge ruled that the Wilfs had systematically defrauded partners in a real estate deal said that despite “multiple requests” for the information, the Wilfs had, to date, “refused to provide us with any personal financial information.” But Vikings officials also reiterated that they will not negotiate critical lease and development agreements on the project until the authority’s independent financial audit of the Wilfs is complete, potentially delaying construction and costing the project millions of dollars. Minnesota Vikings officials have agreed to provide analysts with more financial information on team owners Mark and Zygi Wilf, but fears continue to grow that construction of the new football stadium in downtown Minneapolis is falling behind schedule. Attorneys for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority have made "substantial progress" over the past 24 hours on a deeper background check into the finances of Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf.
    • Vikings, stadium authority make progress on audit of Wilfs

      Despite substantial progress on audit, stadium construction could still be delayed, an official warns.
    • Vikings, stadium authority make progress on Wilf audit

      Stadium Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen said Wednesday that representatives for the team and the Wilfs turned over a "substantial amount of information" Tuesday dealing directly with the Wilfs' financial interests.
    • Vikings deliver Wilf financial data to stadium authority

      Michele Kelm-Helgen, the authority chairwoman, said that attorneys and representatives for both sides planned to meet well into Tuesday night to review the financial data.

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