Vikings fire Coach Leslie Frazier

Vikings fire Coach Leslie Frazier

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Leslie Frazier was fired Monday after three-plus seasons as the Minnesota Vikings' head coach, the NFL team announced.

Gov. Dayton signs Vikings stadium bill

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 14 (UPI) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Monday signed a bill approving state funding for a new $975 million stadium for the Minnesota Vikings in downtown Minneapolis.

Plans announced for new Vikings stadium

MINNEAPOLIS, March 1 (UPI) -- Government officials and Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf announced an agreement to build a new stadium that would keep the Vikings in Minnesota for 30 years.
Vikings make Spielman general manager

Vikings make Spielman general manager

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Rick Spielman, who has been with NFL organizations since 1990, has been promoted to general manager of the Minnesota Vikings, the team said Tuesday.
Advocates still pushing new Vikings home

Advocates still pushing new Vikings home

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers say they still hope they can bring plans for a new Vikings stadium to a special session by late January.

Vikings, Minn. county reach stadium deal

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., May 10 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings and officials of Ramsey County announced Tuesday they have reached an agreement to build a new football stadium for the team.
Interim Vikes Coach Frazier to get nod

Interim Vikes Coach Frazier to get nod

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings will give interim Coach Leslie Frazier the job on a permanent basis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Sunday.

Fox apologizes for naked football player

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Fox Sports has apologized after Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe was accidentally shown naked on television.

Vikings reverse field on player pay issue

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings reversed themselves Saturday and won't dock wide receiver Troy Williamson a week's pay for missing a game after his grandmother died.

Vikings name Spielman player personnel VP

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., May 30 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings Tuesday named Rick Spielman the team's new vice president of player personnel.

2 Vikings plead guilty to cruise charges

MINNEAPOLIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings players Fred Smoot and Bryant McKinnie have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and apologized for their behavior on a charter-boat party.

Vikings reportedly seek Culpepper trade

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings are reported testing the trade waters for their one-time franchise quarterback Daunte Culpepper.

Vikings hire Brad Childress as coach

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings Friday named Brad Childress as the team's new coach.

Mike Tice ousted as Minnesota coach

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Minnesota owner Zygi Wilf said Monday he will not renew the contract of Vikings Coach Mike Tice.

NFL Vikings cruise turns into sex party

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Members of the Minnesota Vikings were under investigation for a sex party aboard two Lake Minnetonka boats that grew so wild it was halted after 40 minutes.
Zygi Wilf
Zygi Wilf, owner and chairman of the Minnesota Vikings, arrives for the Autism Speaks Kickoff for a Cure II Benefit Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on March 14, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Zygmunt "Zygi" Wilf (born April 22, 1950) is the principal owner of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

Zygi Wilf was born in Germany on April 22, 1950. His parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Wilf, are both Holocaust survivors from Poland. The Wilf family immigrated to the United States from Europe in the early 1950s and settled in Hillside, New Jersey. After a brief stint as used car salesmen, Joseph and his brother Harry Wilf began purchasing apartment buildings and renting units. Eventually, the brothers began building single-family homes and founded Garden Homes. A successful real estate developer, his two main family-run businesses, Garden Homes and Garden Commercial Properties, have constructed some 25,000 homes in 39 states across the country since 1955; the two entities and their subsidiaries own and manage 25,000,000 square feet (2,300,000 m2) in retail and business property.

Zygi Wilf attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, earning a bachelor's degree in economics, and later graduated from New York Law School in Manhattan. After working as an attorney, Wilf joined the family business and became head of one of the company's subsidiaries, Garden Commercial Properties. Wilf has grown the company from four shopping centers in Northern New Jersey to over a hundred properties, including several large malls. In addition to the commercial properties, the Garden companies also own 30,000 apartment units around the country.

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