NAIAS 2014 public attendance tops 208,000 in its first two days image

As the North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened its doors to the public this weekend, attendance topped 208,000 for the first two days.

According to a news release issued by the organizers of the Motor show, 102,115 people attended the show on Sunday. Saturday drew 106,560 visitors, a spokesman also said. This year’s two-day day total of 208,675 beats the total for the first two days of the 2013 show, according to the same news release.

The show, held at Detroit’s Cobo Center, continues through Jan. 26. Ticket prices are $13 for adults; $7 for seniors age 65 and older; $7 for children ages 7-12; and children ages 6 and under are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This year the show celebrates the 25th anniversary since it was renamed the North American International Auto Show. Actually, the first auto show held in Detroit was organized as early a 1907 at Beller’s Beer Garden at Riverside Park and since then annually except 1943-1952. The known location of Cobo Center was chosen since 1965, where it occupies nearly 1 million square feet (93,000 m²) of floor space.