• Minneapolis Convention Center Introduces New Plaza

     
    POSTED October 20, 2021
     
  • Minneapolis Convention Center Introduces New Plaza

     
    POSTED October 20, 2021
     
  • Minneapolis Convention Center Introduces New Plaza

     
    POSTED October 20, 2021
     

Sustainability and a broad range of uses are at the heart of the newly redesigned Minneapolis Convention Center Plazalocated on the south side of downtown. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Sept. 30 to celebrate the 2.5-acre plaza that is built atop an underground parking ramp and includes a lawn area for events, updated lighting, and new walkways and seating options. 

Designed by Damon Farber Landscape Architects with environmental friendliness in mind, MCC Plaza also features irrigation utilizing the Convention Center’s stormwater capture system and an urban meadow planted with native tree and plant species to create downtown’s largest pollinator refuge. 

Minneapolis Convention Center is owned by the City of Minneapolis and marketed through Meet Minneapolis. The 1.6 million square foot facility features 475,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 3,400 fixed-seat auditorium, 87 meeting rooms and two ballrooms. The facility has achieved key certifications for being environmentally friendly such as being LEED Certified for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) by the U.S. Green Building Council and having Level One certification for the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences. 

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

A beautiful new $12 million venue, located between two quarries in Waite Park, Minnesota, is now available to host up to 6,000 guests for outdoor entertainment. The Ledge Amphitheater is a must-see attraction for guests to experience the beauty of this region while enjoying national and local events such as music concerts, comedians, movies in the park, vendor shows, community events and several other acts and performances. 

 

Like many hotels, Radisson Blu Mall of America has made many adjustments and improvements since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to keep guests and staff healthy. The Radisson Blu’s team has concocted several ways to keep the food and beverage scene interesting for groups that utilize the property’s more than 26,3000 square feet of meeting and event space. Here are a couple practical solutions that caught our attention, including three with interactive moments complete with costumes, music, lights and special touches. 

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