by By Kaylee Hultgren | September 02, 2009

The Minneapolis Convention Center revealed Thursday that it sustained an estimated $350,000 to $500,000 in damages as a result of a tornado that hit the city on Aug. 19. The roof of the structure's Exhibit Hall B was damaged, allowing some water to enter the building, and four dock roll-up doors and some pedestrian doors were impaired due to high winds. Repairs are being made and should be completed by Sept. 14. The center estimates a minimum impact to the few events scheduled to take place at Exhibit Hall B over the next two weeks, all of which are being moved to another space within the facility of comparable size.