In the effort to change the type of glass intended for use in the new Vikings stadium, an important group of people is perhaps being overlooked. The Metropolitan Sports Facility Authority was established with the specific purpose of guiding construction to completion. It would make the decision to change glass to bird-friendly. That became obvious in reading this morning's StarTribune story about the Minneapolis City Council resolution regarding the glass. The Vikings certainly could come forth check in hand. But the check would be given to the MSFA. It's members should hear from those of us who believe the stadium glass as planned for installation fairly soon is bad for birds. Here is contact information.


Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair

Telephone: 612-335-3316; e-mail: Michele Kelm-Helgen

Ted Mondale, CEO/Executive Director

Telephone: 612-335-3314; e-mail: Ted Mondale

Steve Maki, P.E., Senior Stadium Director

Telephone: 612-335-3313; e-mail:

Mary Fox-Stroman, CPA, Director of Finance

Telephone 612-335-3311; e-mail:

Bobbi Ellenberg, Director of Business Operations

Telephone:  612-335-3318; e-mail:

Jennifer Hathaway, Director of Communications

Telephone:  612-335-3308; e-mail:

Alex Tittle, Equity Director

Telephone: 612-335-3312; e-mail:

Donovan Jones, Equity Specialist

Telephone: 612-335-3366; e-mail:

Tiffany Orth, Project Coordinator for the MSFA Board

Telephone: 612-335-3316; e-mail:

Amy Quaintance, Senior Executive Assistant

Telephone: 612-335-3314; e-mail:

Leo Pidde, Technical Services Manager

Telephone: 612-335-3327; e-mail:



Older Post

Minneapolis City Council endorses bird-friendly glass

Newer Post

build a nest