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

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

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Given the Vikings budget. It

Given the Vikings budget. It is outrageous bot to use bird safe glass.

Given the Vikings budget. It

Given the Vikings budget. It is outrageous bot to use bird safe glass.

It is so important for our

It is so important for our world to lie harmoniously together. Wildlife and especially birds are a very important part. Not using the recommended glass to help prevent "bird collisions" is irresponsible. I sincerely hope those who make these decisions will reconsider and do the right thing.

PLEASE reconsider, Picking

PLEASE reconsider, Picking up dead birds will not be pleasant and you will have to pay someone to do it. How much will that add up to over the years?

Although I am not from

Although I am not from Minnesota, I strongly urge you to sacrifice a little of your budget to help preserve our bird population which has many things already working against it such as habitat loss. This one small act will mean a lot to our ecosystem which humans are a part of too! Please do your part to protect our diminishing wildlife, and in particular, bird populations which are so vital to the health of our world as a whole!

Please do the right thing;

Please do the right thing; you have plenty of money. If they don't fit this, the Vikings will be hexed and go on a many year losing streak.

Please do MN proud save birds

Please do MN proud save birds change the glass to bird friendly!

By not taking the oppertunity

By not taking the oppertunity to do the right thing of using bird safe glass you are willing to take the chance of loosing fans REALLY, think about it if you do take the high road you most certainly Gain that money back in free positve publicity and be the heros.

Please do the right thing,

Please do the right thing, you know it's the right thing. Set a positive precedent. Be the first kid on the NFL block to show even the most minor interest in anything besides your bottom line and see just how much positive return you'll get on so many levels! Levels you nor anyone can even imagine right now. Go on...I dare you ;-)

Please reconsider and put in

Please reconsider and put in the bird safe glass. What will it cost you to remove and dispose of all the dead birds? Figure that in your cost too. I wouldn't want to take kids to a game and them see dead birds all around.

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