Minnesota Vikings officials met with Los Angeles sports management officials the day after the state Legislature adjourned.
Team Vice President Lester Bagley confirmed the meeting to MPR News, but said it didn't have anything to do with what some suspect is a potential relocation of the Vikings to California.
"The discussion about Los Angeles was about LA Live, that sports entertainment model that they created there, and that we're trying to re-create that type of energy at the Arden Hills development if we can," said Bagley.
Bagley said that the company running that Los Angeles operation, AEG group, is a contender to operate an NFL stadium if a deal is struck with the state to build in Arden Hills. The AEG Group already runs venues like the Staples Center in LA and the Target Center in Minneapolis.
But the company also has an NFL stadium on the drawing board, hoping to draw pro football back to Los Angeles. That could involve an existing team like the Vikings.