Comment of the Day: Being honest about bird-unsafe glass at Vikings stadium
The new Vikings stadium will feature about 200,000 square feet of bird-unsafe glass.
First, the Vikings pleaded poverty in response to requests to spend about $1 million on bird-safe glass at the new stadium.
But in the wake of Friday's announcement that Zygi and Mark Wilf are spending their own dough to cover $46.1 million in stadium-related cost overruns, that's no longer a tenable position.
So team spokesman Jeff Anderson came clearn about why the stadium won't feature bird-safe glass.
@Drewski0781 No, but bird-safe glass wasn't a cost issue. Significantly affects the design and the view through the glass.
-- Jeff Anderson (@andersonj) August 22, 2014
In other words, to put it bluntly, the team is prioritizing aesthetics over bird lives.
That being said, our comment of the day goes to the Audubon Society, the organization that led the charge for the bird-safe glass, who succinctly summarized the Vikings' changing position on the issue while tweeting out a link to our latest stadium coverage:
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