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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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?

Dear. Vikings Stadium

Dear. Vikings Stadium owners,
You have designed a beautiful stadium. But if it is a constant death trap to birds, the beauty is vanquished. There's a product to be used to solve that problem and to keep your stadium and your reputation for fun and team spirit in tact! We look forward to your intelligent and proactive choice to use bird proof glass in the current construction of your stadium.
Thank you, Dena Jensen

Dear. Vikings Stadium

Dear. Vikings Stadium owners,
You have designed a beautiful stadium. But if it is a constant death trap to birds, the beauty is vanquished. There's a product to be used to solve that problem and to keep your stadium and your reputation for fun and team spirit in tact! We look forward to your intelligent and proactive choice to use bird proof glass in the current construction of your stadium.
Thank you, Dena Jensen

Please save the birds!! They

Please save the birds!! They are very important
to our world!!! You are spending so
much an extra million is nothing!
Remember the tax payers should have
a say!!!!!!!!!

I have a modest chalet style

I have a modest chalet style home, and we get several bird strikes per year, a few of which are fatal. I can only imagine how many bird deaths will result from an expanse of windows this large.
I ask the team owners and the project planners to reconsider their decision, and use the safer windows. Rather than having this nice new stadium forever tainted by the spectre of dead birds, why not earn positive PR by proving to the bird-loving public that you care enough to sacrifice a few TV screens.

Please reconsider bird safe

Please reconsider bird safe glass, a million $ is a bargain for the positive impact it will have, not to mention showing that you care not only about your community, but the environment as well!!

Dear People who are in charge

Dear People who are in charge of the building of the new Vikings Stadium. When your place is built and you find that on a regular basis poor unsuspecting birds crash into your unsafe glass and you find that you regularly have to have a crew to sweep up bird carcasses and your fans see this, you will regret this decision. Considering all the profit you make, this 1.1 million is pennies by comparison. Please reconsider and use the bird safe glass. Save the birds and you will see you will be better off. It's great PR and will go a long way with your fans, especially the youngsters.
Thank you.

use one million of the two

use one million of the two million being spent on videos inside stadium, use one million for bird safe glass instead of videos---people can wait for concessions without additonal videos! Unless of course the videos are there to watch bird smashings...

use one million of the two

use one million of the two million being spent on videos inside stadium, use one million for bird safe glass instead of videos---people can wait for concessions without additonal videos! Unless of course the videos are there to watch bird smashings...

What do you expect from

What do you expect from football? They don't have the common sense to protect their own brains, do you think they care about birds?

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