NAIAS 2000 Announces Sunday Attendance Figures
17 January 2000North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2000 Announces Sunday Attendance Figures
DETROIT, Jan. 16 -- The North American International Auto Show 2000 released its second-day attendance figure of 121,205 people who visited the show today. The figure is a new second-day record, eclipsing the old mark of 116,979 set in 1998. Russ Shelton, senior co-chair of the NAIAS, expressed growing optimism regarding the show's ability to break all previous attendance records. "We are extremely pleased with the turnout for the show's opening weekend," exclaimed Shelton. "The weather's been wonderful, and people's reactions to the whole experience have been very positive. With the People Mover running smoothly this year, extra parking available at Joe Louis Arena due to the Red Wings being out of town, and continued good weather, we're looking forward to a fabulous week." Saturday's Opening Day attendance figure of 118,877 was up nearly 40 percent from last year, and the combined weekend attendance of 240,082 (including 17,500 from Charity Preview) is 21 percent ahead of last year's pace. More than 700 vehicles are on display at Cobo Center through January 23, 2000. 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.