MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The new Minnesota Vikings Stadium will not include bird-safe glass, despite months of impassioned pleas.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority made the final decision Friday.READ MORE: Shoplifter Shoots St. Paul Liquor Store Worker Twice, Police Say
Members have said for months they’re against using a special glass, which they say could add as much as $80 million to the project.
Bird supporters say the stadium threatens migration patterns, and thousands of birds could crash into the glass.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Next Dose Of Snow Could Make For Commute Headaches
The MSFA is still working with 3M Corporation to come up with a product to apply to the glass that could help prevent bird collisions.
Glass installation at the stadium could start as early as February.MORE NEWS: Archambault Lifts Coyotes Over Tommies 90-79
The stadium is slated to be finished in July of 2016.