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Cobo Center

1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
+1 313-877-8777
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Autoshow 2018

Cobo is the location for the North American International Auto Show, what better place to host than... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mikebmotorcity
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Detroit, Michigan
This place is enormous. One of the largest buildings I have been in.

I am aiming to review the venue and not the event as the venue is static while events come and go... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Greg S
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Elmira, Canada
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Free, ultra high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout Cobo Center. Cobo Center is a Green Venues Michigan facility with recycling stations throughout the building. Registration space available in the concourse. Registration booths are available for rent. The Cobo Center Business Center is available for computer access, copying, faxing and business supplies. ATM and mailing services. Visitor information center. Preferred in-house A/V provider with complete inventory of equipment and professional technicians. Cobo Center is ADA compliant. Cobo Center has a comprehensive Crisis Communications Plan in place. Parking is available at prevailing rates. The Detroit People Mover has a station on the third floor of Cobo Center with numerous stops throughout the downtown district. Superior air lift capacity at award winning Detroit Metro Airport (ranked #1 by many industry analysts). Majority of rooms in downtown convention hotel block less than 5 years old - over 1,850 new, competitively priced rooms on line since 2007. Overall campus on the riverfront includes Joe Louis Arena and Hart Plaza and makes outdoor festival or special event space easily accessible.
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1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cobo is the location for the North American International Auto Show, what better place to host than the heart of the Motor City. The Auto Show gets better every year. I make it a point to always attend to see the latest and greatest of...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your fantastic review of the 2018 North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. Appreciate the great comments and look forward to seeing you back this upcoming January!

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I am aiming to review the venue and not the event as the venue is static while events come and go and shouldn't reflect on the actual host building. We were there for a robotics world championship. The venue was large enough but the layout...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. We were glad you attended the FIRST Robotics championships. With 40,000+ attendees in the building at one time it can be a challenge to keep up with restroom usage. If possible I would like to ask...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I travel 2.5 hours north to attend the Autorama every year. This year was extremely overcrowded with people slamming into me left and right. I feel like max occupancy might have been reached and you have to walk with the flow of traffic or be...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your recent review of AutoRama and Cobo Center. There were robust crowds on Saturday, that is for sure. We appreciate your commentary regarding seating, this is something we will look at more closely moving forward.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

While visiting the Detroit Auto Show, I was really taken aback by the changes that have happened to the Cobo Center area. The new conference center area (formerly "Cobo Arena" is open and modern. There is a gigantic ballroom which overlooks the Detroit River. What...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are proud of the renovations. Rest assured there is a plan in place to keep maintaining and enhancing this civic treasure. Hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

HUGE facility has a variety of rooms, a huge open main hall/entry. It accommodates the international auto show and many other events every year.

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks for your recent review and great rating! This place is big, 2.4 million square feet big. We are continually trying to attract more events to the building. Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Auto Show was very good, but for number of people that was there, you need more restrooms. Good location - easy to walk to hotels in downtown.

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show. We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This center needs more restrooms for the amount of people. That is very poor. If there were more they are very hard to find as if they don't want people using them. lol! Went for the car show and it was packed with people. The...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We realize that there are times during the show that there are a large number of people in the building, on peak days that exceeded 115,000. We do our...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The building is large and lacks signage. Parking lot had too fee signs telling what direction and where to exit. Also only two signs telling you how to get upstairs. Not sure how many bathroom s there were but the three we found also had...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. Cobo is 2.4 million square feet in its' entirety, so ypou are absolutely correct, it is a large facility. We appreciate your comments regarding signage. We continually examine this...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Great show, great location. The center was clean, safe and a great location. The show itself was good. I flew up from Florida to look at some cars. Not sure if it was worth the trip as the show was a little smaller than I...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We appreciate your specific comments about Cobo!.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The Cobo has undefeated be some much needed updates and holds up pretty good. The bathrooms needed some updates and the lobby used to be barren. Now there are plenty of restaurants and places to get drinks or wine. However, parking still is in short...More

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thanks for your review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We have overseen a $279 Million Dollar investment in the building, which for the most part concluded in 2015. Parking can be challenging on event days in the city now in...More

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plcronin1968
26 April 2018|
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Response from Pineapple62 | Reviewed this property |
Hide it. They don't really check. Husband had a 20 oz tea in each back pocket of his jeans.
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theadley
18 December 2017|
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Response from Greg D | Property representative |
This really depends on your level of interest and pace at which you prefer to go through the show. My first question to you is are you talking about Friday, January 19 & Saturday January 20? If so the show floor is not open... More
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rlaubach
19 January 2017|
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You certainly can!
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