Change Glass, Save Birds
The Minnesota Vikings' new stadium could kill thousands of migratory birds unless the stadium's builders take immediate action to incorporate bird safe measures.
Please act today to urge the stadium's builders to make the right choice—use safer glass! Send an email to the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority urging them to take a leadership position in building a stadium that is great for both football and birds.
Take action today and urge the Minnesota Vikings to keep birds safe from stadium glass!
Dear Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority:
The new Minnesota Vikings stadium is primed to become one of Minnesota's biggest bird killers unless quick action is taken. The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) decided last week to use a form of glass that is extremely deadly to birds, rejecting calls to use safer types of glass that could save thousands of birds each year from fatally colliding with the stadium.
The planned building features nearly 200,000 square feet of glass (that's 4 football fields of glass walls!) and is sited near a major bird migration pathway along the Mississippi River corridor. This decision is a death warrant for birds. This is a billion dollar stadium, and the cost to save thousands of birds by using bird safe glass could cost about one-tenth of one percent of that.
I expect more from both the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. Please reverse course immediately and use safer glass for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
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