MINNEAPOLIS — A review of the finances of Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf picked back up Wednesday after the team turned over documents it had withheld.
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen said the Vikings appear to have turned over all documents needed for the due diligence review. The Wilfs’ finances have become the subject of greater scrutiny after a New Jersey judge ruled the Wilfs defrauded a business partner in an unrelated development deal.
Last week, Peter Carter — the Minneapolis lawyer the stadium authority hired to conduct the review — said the Wilfs had resisted providing documents sought by the state. It was an unwelcome slowdown amid increasing concerns about the construction timeline of the $975 million stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
Delays in the construction schedule threaten to increase costs to taxpayers, who are covering a total of $498 million. The Vikings are on the hook for the rest.