Detroit Auto Show cancelled over COVID-19

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The TCF Center is going to be used as a field hospital. The irony is that the auto show used to be held during the first weeks of January, but it was decided to move the date to the summer because January in metro Detroit is normally cold (~0º-20ºF) and, traditionally featured a snow storm the week before it opened.

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It seems unlikely that they would have been able to go ahead with the show even if they wanted to given that the State of Michigan has a standing executive order against large assemblages. But I guess they could have been hoping for the unlikely possibility that things would turn around by June.

I also have to wonder if there were financial reasons for postponing the official cancellation: if the venue was the organization that pulled out first then the Detroit Auto Show presumably got a full refund for their deposit.

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