By AMANDA VINCENT
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte, N.C., was among the sites struck by vandals during a riot the night of Sept. 22. Although the damage to the HOF included broken windows, looters failed to gain entrance into the Hall of Fame. They did, though, manage to enter the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in one of the corners of the Hall of Fame building.
“The damage at our CRVA venues consists of broken exterior windows at the Charlotte Convention Center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a breach that took place at one of our tenant spaces at the NASCAR Hall of Fame,” Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority Director of Communications Laura Hill-White said.
A report in the Charlotte Observer newspaper described a street sign in one of the front windows of the Hall of Fame as hanging “like a spear.” It’s assumed vandals used the sign to pry out one of the front windows.
An event scheduled at the Hall of Fame the following day was held, as scheduled.
Windows also were broken at the NASCAR Tower, adjacent to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Reports from Charlotte have a few dozen sites in the city sustaining damage, with most of the damage located at the EpiCentre entertainment complex, home to the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.
Looters and vandals hit Charlotte after a peaceful protest stemming from the Charlotte-Mecklenberg police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
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