MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis Sports Facilities Authority says that its due diligence team has started reviewing Wilf family financial records that the Minnesota Vikings turned over on Tuesday morning.
The Wilfs are still refusing to return to the negotiating table to finish the financing agreement with the MSFA on the new stadium until a review into their finances is complete.
Vikings vice president Lester Bagley said on Monday that the Wilfs are cooperating with the review, but he said that working to reach a partnership agreement without confidence in the partnership doesn't make sense.
The review was ordered earlier this month after a New Jersey court ruled against the Wilf family in a court case that dates back more than two decades.
The review was slated to be completed by Sept. 15, but on Monday, MSFA chair Michele Kelm-Helgen said that she already expected the project to run late.
The stadium authority believes the delay in negotiations could set back the entire construction timeline by a month and push back the stadium's expected completion date of July 1, 2016.
If costs increase as a result, Kelm-Helgen said she expects the Vikings to foot the bill.
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