The shape of the Minnesota Vikings stadium is beginning to rise above the construction pit on the east side of downtown Minneapolis. The building will feature enormous transparent surfaces to let people inside the stadium see the downtown skyline, and to let those outside feel some of the excitement of what’s going on inside. [Audio below]
Last week news emerged that the Vikings will contribute an additional 46 million dollars to the project to cover cost increases.
But one cost that won’t be covered by anyone is the expense of outfitting the building with bird-safe glass to reduces the likelihood that birds will be killed or injured by flying into it.
Matthew Anderson is Executive Director of the Minnesota chapter of the Audubon Society. He discussed the issue with KFAI’s Ryan Dawes, and said the Society has been in negotiatons with the MSFA for months.