With two days down, attendance for public days at the North American International Auto Show is up this year.
On Saturday, 86,622 attended the show compared with 83,715 on opening Saturday day last year, which is an increase of about 3.5%, NAIAS spokesman Sam Locricchio said.
Sunday attendance was 99,111 up from 96,623 for the same time period in 2010, he said. That is an increase of about 2.6%.
The attendance goal this year is 750,000-800,000 people, Locricchio said. In 2010, about 715,000 attended while in 2009, about 650,000 were at the show, he said.
The NAIAS is in its 23rd year.
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