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COBO Center Renovations on display during the International Auto Show


Road and Track magazine interviewed our Convention Center Principal, Andrew McLean, to discuss how Detroit’s COBO Center renovations have set the stage for economic rejuvenation in downtown Detroit, starting with the 2014 North American International Auto Show.

With 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, COBO Center boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America and is the 19th largest convention center in the country. COBO’s modernization of its meeting banquet space will make the center significantly more marketable boosting the economic impact for the city as additional conventioneers patronize the city’s hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.

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Detroit’s COBO Center Prepares For 2013 Auto Show

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A quick stroll through the construction site that Cobo Center has become shows that change is coming to the North American International Auto Show.

Cobo Center is still in the midst of an expansion and upgrade. While the transformation of the former Cobo Arena into a ballroom-type space won’t be finished for another year, the new Riverfront Atrium is expected to be done in time for time for the 2013 show. It will be used as a gathering place, and will have a temporary stage put up for opening ceremonies, and the presentation of the North American Car and Truck of the Year.

Continue to read this article on CBS Detroit.