Target: Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA)
Goal: Make the U.S. Bank Stadium’s glass panes bird-friendly to prevent more unnecessary deaths.
In the span of just 11 weeks this autumn, the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis claimed the lives of over 60 birds. The stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, has a large, reflective glass dome that is nearly invisible to passing birds, causing fatal collisions. Before the stadium’s completion, multiple conservation groups had warned of the threat the glass covering would pose to birds, but the stadium’s owners refused to take any precautions to prevent birds’ deaths.
This $1 billion stadium has proven to be an ecological disaster that will surely worsen if no measures are taken. Something as simple as adding a less reflective coating to the glass could drastically reduce the number of birds killed by collisions. Demand that the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority take action to prevent thousands more bird deaths by signing below.
Dear Ms. Kelm-Helgen,
The U.S. Bank Stadium is deadly for passing birds. The MFSA was warned that that would be the case before the stadium was completed, yet no steps were taken to prevent the unnecessary deaths of potentially thousands of birds. Dozens of lives have been claimed already and many more will be in the years to come if nothing is done.
I am urging the MFSA to take action by making the U.S. Bank Stadium more bird-friendly. Any measures that can be taken to make the stadium’s glass less reflective and more opaque will spare many birds a terrible fate.
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Photo credit: Magnus Brath