Ballroom: 40,000 square feet (divisible into smaller rooms)
Breakout/meeting rooms: 100
Parking spaces: 2,200
Loading docks: 31
PROUD HOST: Metro Detroit has hosted a large number of major events — including the Super Bowl, the MLB All-Star Game, and the World Series — and is the first city to host all five NCAA Final Four and Frozen Four tournaments since 2005.
press room, and social-media updates. As the Cobo Center transformation takes shape, plan- ners can expect to see media-mesh imaging, plas- ma-screen customer information stations, and wayfinding equipment augmenting the high-tech event toolkit. Integral to every step of the renovations are
the ongoing eco-friendly initiatives in develop- ment at Cobo Center, which was recently certified as the largest GreenVenues Michigan– certified facility inthe state by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor,&Economic Growth. Cobo Center’s green committee helps planners implement
CONVENTION CENTER HIGHLIGHTS When the $221-million transforma- tion is completed in 2014, Cobo Cen- ter will offer 725,000 square feet of total exhibition space; a 40,000- square-foot, divisible ballroom; 100 meeting/breakout rooms; 2,200 park- ing spaces; and overhead rigging capacity on a 10-foot grid.
eco-friendly measures at their meetings, including recycling and energy-conservation programs. Newrules, new rates, and new attitudes are
the drumbeat for the newly reinventedCobo Center.TheMotor City is no stranger to exceeding expectations, andCobo Center is no exception. With this new asset, Detroit—a former two-
timehost to the SuperBowl and a stronghold of theAmericanwork ethic—is nowset to become a global leader in hostingmoreworld-
class conventions,meetings, and events than ever before.
On-site services and amenities include a food court, business cen- ter, complimentary Wi-Fi, recycling stations,ATM, and mailing services.
Detroit is easy for attendees to get to and get around. In addition to a U.S. port of entry into Canada just two blocks away, the award-winning Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) offers nonstop service to more than 160 global destinations, and the Detroit