NAIAS 2017 opening weekend draws in more than 200,000 people

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DETROIT - Day 2 of the 2017 North American International Auto Show saw another bump in attendance compared to 2016.

NAIAS officials counted 104,917 to Cobo Center on Sunday, an increase of over 3,000 people from the previous year. Combined with Saturday's strong attendance, opening weekend for 2017 NAIAS saw over 5,000 additional people through the Cobo Center doors compared to 2016.

“When you have great events happening around the city of Detroit, including Red Wings and ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ coupled with the international buzz from Preview Week, you get a packed-house on opening weekend,” said Sam Slaughter, 2017 NAIAS Chairman.

Another large crowd is expected today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day as many people are off in observance of this national holiday.

To stay up-to-date on NAIAS happenings and events planned throughout the week, visit the NAIAS website and download the official NAIAS app

The auto show continues through Sunday, Jan. 22. Public Show ticket prices are $13 for adults, $7 for seniors and children 7-12 (6 and under free when accompanied by parent or guardian). Tuesday is Military Appreciation Day. Military members and veterans get in free.

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