Vikings Stadium is Killing Birds

A number of conservation groups and researchers expressed concern for birds when plans for the new US Bank Stadium in Minnesota were unveiled in 2014. Turns out they were right to be concerned.

US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

The mostly glass $1.1 billion structure reflects the sky and trees in the area and birds can’t distinguish the glass barrier.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is conducting a 3-year study to determine the effects on migratory birds passing through the area but volunteers who patrol the facility looking for stunned or dead birds know firsthand the building is killing birds.

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4 Comments

  1. Patricia March 20, 2017 1:23 pm

    Truly amazes me! It is well known that glass, high or low that can be seen through, will attract and kill/injure birds. This stadium is in my state and I truly wonder how it passed muster for a build. Oh well,……….

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  2. Susanne Shrader March 17, 2017 9:11 pm

    First, what can we do about the glass? Second, the deadspin website that allows comments with swear words is to be derided and avoided.

  3. Dorothy N March 17, 2017 11:39 am

    You don’t need a 3-year study to know that this structure will bode death for many birds. Where are our priorities???

  4. Barb March 17, 2017 10:09 am

    Wow. What a story, and the shocking comments. I heard a good definition of stupid and ignorant recently. Stupid is not knowing something and not wanting to learn. Ignorant is not knowing something but wanting and willing to learn and improve one’s knowledge. I would say the comments made were by stupid people, without a doubt. Sad commentary on the people and corporations that built the structure.