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Minneapolis council OKs stadium bird resolution

August 1, 2014
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council is calling for bird-safe glass at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

The council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution urging stadium planners to outfit the $1 billion stadium with bird-safe glass.

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/UG9GkK ) reports the measure is symbolic and has no binding power. But it adds more pressure to calls from bird advocates to modify the design of the glassy building.

The Audubon Society of Minnesota praised the resolution. The group is concerned that many birds will die from colliding with the large windows slated to be installed at the stadium.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said last week it doesn't have the budget to include the $1.1 million needed for bird-safe glass. A Vikings spokesman didn't immediately return a call Friday.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

 
 

 

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