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Cobo Arena will be replaced with a new 40,000 square-foot ballroom with meeting room beneath."It's going to be a major change" said Larry Alexander, chairman of the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority. "It's more open and accessible."
Alexander said the renovation will make Cobo Center more inviting.
"It's truly going to shine when you come down and look at the building," he said. "We're making use of what we have and better use of the footprint we have available to us."
Thoughts of those who live around here that this could be a beginning of a new hockey arena area down by the river?
To look like this: