The national semifinals drew 79,444 AT&T Stadium, beating the previous record of 78,129 when Kentucky beat Michigan State in a regular-season game at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2003.
The two-day total slightly bests the combined first and second day numbers from 2013.
The Detroit Public School district is hoping its new “3-6-9″ attendance policy will cut down on student absences.
The auto show has wrapped up for another year, with 795,000 paying visitors to Cobo Center.
Detroit Public Schools is starting a new program that provides take-home Netbook computers for students in grades 8 through 12.
A new policy taking effect on Oct. 1 means Michigan parents whose children don’t attend school could lose welfare cash benefits.
If the first couple of days are any indication, attendance at Detroit Public Schools is at an all-time high.
MI Green Team Tuesday announced estimated weekend attendance of 25,000 at the Green Living Festival, about half of the 50,000 festival-goers it had planned for.
Show organizers say 102,918 people were looking at the more than 500 cars and trucks on display Sunday. More than 92,000 people were at opening day Saturday.
There were 92,106 people at the show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit Saturday topping last year’s attendance by more than 5,400.