North American International Auto Show 2000 Reports Opening Day Attendance
17 January 2000North American International Auto Show 2000 Reports Opening Day Attendance
DETROIT, Jan. 15 -- The North American International Auto Show 2000 released opening day attendance figures that indicate a promising start to the nine day show. According to Russ Shelton, senior co-chair of the NAIAS, 118,877 people visited the show today. "We are extremely pleased at the overwhelming turnout at today's opening," remarked Shelton. "This truly demonstrates the love affair that people continue to have with cars." Shelton added that the 1999 NAIAS, which was affected by severe winter storms, drew 696,811 (85,469 of which attended on opening day). More than 700 vehicles are on display at Cobo Center through January 23, 2000. Last night, a record $5.25 million was raised during the show's Charity Preview in support of Southeast Michigan children's charities. The show is open daily from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. from January 15 - January 22, and from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the closing day, January 23. Tickets cost $10 each for 12 and over, and $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at Ticket Master outlets and at Cobo Center. Children under 12 are free.