The Vikings were aware of the dangers that the stadium could pose to birds. In 2016, the Vikings and Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority proposed a three-year, $300,000 commitment to study the stadium’s lethal hazard to birds.
The stadium itself is spectacular and looks great on TV, but it’s also entirely made out of glass. .
As long as it is made out of glass, U.S. Bank Stadium will continue to be a bird-killing machine.
Three volunteer groups found 60 dead birds around the stadium after a two-hour monitoring period. In addition to the dead birds, 14 others were found stunned.
It was a gruesome scene.
Among the casualties were 21 white-throated sparrows, nine ruby-throated hummingbirds, and one snow bunting.