Cobo Revamp Under Way
Construction got under way April 21 in a $221 million renovation project at Detroit’s
The project, part of a three-year, three-phase revamp, includes replacing the facility’s 12,191-capacity Cobo Arena with a 40,000-square-foot ballroom with a glass wall and open-air terrace, installing a three-story glass atrium that will link the facility’s main floor with a new entrance and adding 25,000 square feet.
The last major expansion at the facility was completed in 1989.
The arena was home to the Detroit Pistons before the team moved in 1978. The facility also hosted top artists including Jimi Hendrix,