Sarah McKenzie

Vikings chip in more cash for stadium, but not for bird-safe glass

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The Vikings have added another $517,977 to the roughly $1 billion stadium project for additional concessions areas, another elevator and extra design services for a stadium skyway and press box, but not for new glass environmentalists say is necessary to protect birds.

The Audubon chapter organized a protest Sept. 27 outside the stadium construction site that drew a large gathering of people calling for stadium planners to change the glass to prevent collisions with the massive glassy stadium as birds migrate along the Mississippi River corridor.

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