CLEVELAND — Big changes have been announced for the next Cleveland Auto Show.
“The Cleveland Auto Show has made the decision to postpone the show again, to align with the reopening of the I-X Center,” officials announced Wednesday in a press release.
That means the postponed Cleveland Auto Show that was set for Dec. 4-12 at the Huntington Convention Center downtown has been canceled. Instead, it will now take place next year at the I-X Center from Feb. 25 through March 6.
The news comes shortly after Industrial Realty Group announced plans to reopen the building after purchasing the I-X Center Corporation stock.
“When given the opportunity to return to the I-X Center, we couldn’t pass up shifting back to our traditional early spring timeframe,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association and the Cleveland Auto Show. “The team at Industrial Realty Group worked closely with us and the other shows that were disappointed to lose access to the facility. We appreciate the opportunity to work together to produce shows at the I-X Center again.”
Joey Huang, chairman of the Cleveland Auto Show, said this decision made sense to get back to “normal” at the I-X Center.
“The appeal of the massive indoor space and the availability of parking, among other things, makes the venue perfect for our event,” Huang said.
In addition to the array of new vehicles, the 2022 Cleveland Auto Show will also include returning favorites like Millionaire’s Row, Ride N’ Drives and the Classic Car Show. More details will be announced at a later date as soon as plans are finalized.