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What’s New

The MCC is undergoing a range of updates and enhancements throughout 2017. Check out these highlights!

NEW CARPET

This project is completed in all meeting rooms and Ballroom AB.


FACILITY-WIDE PAINT REFRESH

Painting of all interior lobbies and corridors has been completed in a new color palette of taupe and tan hues.


WIFI INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE 

The MCC now has enhanced bandwidth, upgraded circuits, new wireless access points and cutting-edge Ethernet cable for Internet, resulting in a capacity of 10,000+ concurrent Wi-Fi users.


LOBBY RAILING REPLACEMENTS

The new corridor railings are designed to enhance the new refresh design and color scheme.


STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Early in 2017, the Minneapolis Convention Center began using its recently installed stormwater storage system, which will keep an estimated 5.4 million gallons of stormwater from running off and into the Mississippi River each year. A series of large rainwater storage pipes buried under the center’s marshalling yard will collect runoff from the building’s roof, with a total storage capacity of 250,000 gallons. Read more.


SOLAR POWER USAGE

In early 2017, the center joined a solar garden parternship that will offset 50% of the building's electricity with solar power. Add that to the power generated by the center's rooftop array, and a total of 55% of the center's electricity usage is offset by solar power.


MAIN LOBBY SEATING AREAS REFRESH

The lobby seating areas have been upgraded to include carpet and charging stations as well as additional seating.


LED LIGHTING/UPGRADE LIGHTING CONTROLS

All lighting in meeting rooms and public spaces are being upgraded to LED Lighting.


VIDEO BOARDS ABOVE EXHIBIT HALL ENTRANCES

Installation of these dynamic new video boards will occur in early summer, providing new opportunities for groups using the center.


LED COLOR-CHANGING DOME UPLIGHTS

Both new interior and exterior lighting systems create a dramatic show of lights inside and outside the center.


SHOW OFFICE REMODEL AND UPGRADE

All show offices have been upgraded to provide the best possible facilities for show staffers.


CONCESSION STAND REMODEL

the Hall A Concession Stand is being remodeled to match the current design of all Level One locations.


CLEAN AND PAINT EXHIBIT HALLS

Painting the interiors of all Exhibit Halls is complete.


DIGITAL WAYFINDING

New digital wayfinding will be installed at the Minneapolis Convention Center by January of 2018. 


FINE ART IN PUBLIC SPACES

The MCC will continue to participate in the SmartArt Rotating Art Program, which began in 2014. This program includes the display of original artwork that is rotated throughout the year and which is available for purchase.


PROCEDURES AND RATE CHANGES

For detailed MCC policies and procedures, refer to the Meeting Planners Guide.

Download MCC Meeting Planner Guide >>>


FOOD SAMPLING

The City of Minneapolis Health Department handles all applications for events where food or beverage will be dispensed to the public. All forms are located here:

Health Department Website and Forms >>>


PARKING

Please feel free to contact your sales manager or event coordinator to learn about changes to parking rates and arrangements, if applicable.