Why Should Birders Be Worried About the New Vikings Stadium?

Why Should Birders Be Worried About the New Vikings Stadium?

Minnesota's pro football team just announced that they won't use bird-safe glass on its new window-heavy stadium. Here's what you need to know about the decision.

By Susan E. Matthews
Published: 07/24/2014

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Susan E. Matthews is the associate web editor for AudubonFollow her on Twitter @susanematthews.

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Not very sporting of the

Not very sporting of the Vikings. The Eagles, Ravens, Seahawks and Cardinals should boycott the place.

A much less expensive and

A much less expensive and proven method is BirdBuffer - Vapor System Technology for Proven Eco-Friendly Bird Control. Using BirdBuffer on the roof would naturally repel the birds and save them from harm. Hoping to have some good conversations with the decision makers and designers about implementing this technology - wouldn't cost 1.1 million and it's proven to work!

I agree with a previous

I agree with a previous comment where if you were bird friendly you can use that to your advantage fundraising products environmental people will support that you will make it back
in no time

I know 1.1 million is a lot

I know 1.1 million is a lot of money. However you could easily make it back selling souvenirs or even fundraising specifically for this project. People love companies that care about wild life. You would have made your money back and then some.

Please use bird proof

Please use bird proof glass...!!!

The proposed Stadium may be a

The proposed Stadium may be a work of art, but why would you build a structure that you know will undoubtedly kill hundreds or more birds...every year? If using safer materials that would not endanger birds is an option, why on earth is it not a priority!

I would hope the site of this

I would hope the site of this beautiful new stadium will not be riddled with the sight of dead birds dropping to the ground traumatizing children and fans waiting to enter the building.

I would hope the site of this

I would hope the site of this beautiful new stadium will not be riddled with the sight of dead birds dropping to the ground traumatizing children and fans waiting to enter the building.

What does this glazed pattern

What does this glazed pattern look like........to birds? Could we see it too please ?

Sorry, but it sounds so

Sorry, but it sounds so typical! The powers that be, don't want to spend an extra million bucks on something that isn't going to make them more money. I hope they have a change of heart, and show what true good business is, which is asking themselves how does my company impact the city it's in, the people, the neighborhood, the wildlife?

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