The Vikings might be sailing to Los Angeles.
Members of the Vikings' ownership group met with representatives of AEG on Tuesday, according to Minnesota Public Radio, which received confirmation from Vikings vice president Lester Bagley. AEG is the group that has proposed a stadium plan for Los Angeles, and the group reportedly needs to recruit at least one team to L.A. to get the stadium constructed.
However, Bagley insisted the meeting with AEG wasn't about relocation. AEG developed LA Live, which is a 4-million square foot sports and entertainment complex, and Bagley said the Vikings were interested in building a similar venue.
Maybe that is true, but in the midst of some uncomfortable stadium negotiations with Minnesota lawmakers, it's very possible the Vikings could be looking at the option of relocation. Or, they could be using AEG as a form of leverage for their stadium negotiations in Minnesota.
Either way, it's got to make the Vikings' fan base feel uneasy.