Vikings Offer Lame Response To Report That Their New Stadium Is Murdering Dozens Of Birds
When the Super Bowl comes to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018, let's just hope that the Cardinals, Falcons or Ravens aren't involved. The Minnesota Vikings' brand new stadium is offing birds at a serial killer rate -- more than 60 this past migratory season -- making it the worst bird-killing machine in the state aside from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
— Rare Bird Alert (@RareBirdAlertUK) March 2, 2017
A joint report by three agencies -- the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Citizens for the Protection of Migratory Birds and the Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary -- came up with the numbers, and estimate that roughly 500 birds per year will die from slamming into the glass roof of the stadium.
Of course the Vikings have a defensive, knee-jerk reaction to all of this. That is, to dispute the numbers. TMZ:
U.S. Bank Stadium Director of Communications Jenn Hathaway tells TMZ Sports there's a flaw in the report.
"It is not possible to make this conclusion based on intermittent monitoring with no direct comparisons for the same time period at other buildings."
Hathaway, whose name is hilariously close to Jane Hathaway from The Beverley Hillbillies, seems to be reading from the same press release posted on the Audubon Minnesota web site, which is joining with the Vikings to create a different study of bird deaths. (Audubon Minnesota and the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis are two different organizations). But that report won't be ready until 2019 ... after the Super Bowl.
Well isn't that convenient.
In other words, the Vikings aren't going to do anything about this. One would think that plans to build a massive stadium with windows for a roof would have been better scrutinized from an environmental standpoint.
Meanwhile, birds across the nation are protesting the new stadium.
These turkeys trying to give this cat its 10th life pic.twitter.com/VBM7t4MZYr
— J... (@TheReal_JDavis) March 2, 2017
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