DETROIT (WXYZ) - A new deal will keep the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center for at least the next five years.
Representatives of the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority, the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center were on hand for the news conference during which the deal was signed on Thursday.
Show organizers had been threatening to move the show because of the aging facility, but it has recently undergone $200 million in renovations to bring it up to date.
"Upon completion, Detroit will be on par with many of the other top global venues, helping us to maintain our position on the world automotive stage as the show at which to introduce new and exciting vehicles," said Bill Perkins, chairman of this year's show.
Renovations to Cobo are scheduled to be completed in 2014.
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Going to the Show
2013 Detroit Auto Show Dates
January 14-15: Media Preview
January 16-17: Industry Preview
January 18: Charity Preview Gala
January 19-27: Open To Public!
January 25: WXYZ Family Day
2013 Detroit Auto Show Hours
Wed, January 16: Noon - 9 p.m.
Thu, January 17: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri, January 18: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Black-tie)
Sat, January 19 - Sat, January 26: 9 a.m. -1 0 p.m.
(no admittance after 9 p.m.)
Sun, January 27: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(no admittance after 6 p.m.)
The show takes place at Detroit's Cobo Center. For parking information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit the official NAIAS website.
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