April 24, 2024

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Breaking: 2020 Detroit Auto Show Canceled Because Of Coronavirus

“Although we are disappointed, there is nothing more important to us than the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of Detroit and Michigan, and we will do what we can to support our community’s fight against the coronavirus outbreak,” NAIAS Executive Director Rod Alberts said in an official statement. “With the more than 100 convention centers and facilities around the country being considered to potentially serve as temporary hospitals, it became clear to us that TCF Center would be an inevitable option to serve as a care facility to satisfy our community’s urgent health needs,” he added.

With this year’s show now canceled, this also means Detroit will be going a full two-and-a-half years without its auto show. Up until 2019, the event was annually held in the icy cold winter month of January but due to record-low attendance in recent years, organizers decided to reschedule it to June was necessary.