Detroit Auto Show Cancelled; Venue To Be Used For COVID-19 Hospital

Cornelia Mascio
Марта 29, 2020

The 2020 Detroit Auto Show, scheduled for June, was canceled Saturday, and its venue will be converted into a field hospital as the coronavirus pandemic increasingly devastates MI.

"Although we are disappointed, there is nothing more important to us than the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of Detroit and MI, and we will do what we can to support our community's fight against the coronavirus outbreak", NAIAS Executive Director Rod Alberts said in a statement.

Ford, which would have filled a big role in the auto show this year, issued a statement saying they supported the decision to postpone. He added, the "health and safety of our community ... is our top priority" and "we look forward to seeing the show's return in 2021".

Prior to the NAIAS cancellation, several other worldwide vehicle shows in Switzerland and China also had been postponed due to the coronavirus.

You can find the new schedule in June of 2021 below, and all tickets that have been purchased for this year's canceled show will be refunded at full price.

There are now 111 deaths and 4,650 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of MI, state officials announced Saturday.

All events of the auto show that were scheduled throughout June are canceled.

According to state officials, Detroit has the largest number of positive cases in the state of MI, reaching 1,377. The move to June was part of an ambitious plan to remake the show with outdoor events, test drives and other activities.

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