Joe Louis Arena

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Joe Louis Arena
The Joe, JLA
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Location600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Coordinates42°19′31″N 83°3′5″W / 42.32528°N 83.05139°W / 42.32528; -83.05139Coordinates: 42°19′31″N 83°3′5″W / 42.32528°N 83.05139°W / 42.32528; -83.05139
Broke ground1977
OpenedDecember 12, 1979
OwnerCity of Detroit
OperatorOlympia Entertainment
Construction cost$57 million
ArchitectSmith, Hinchmen and Grylls Associates
CapacityIce hockey: 20,066
Basketball: 21,800
Professional wrestling: 16,685
TenantsDetroit Red Wings (NHL) (1979–2017)
Detroit Drive (AFL) (1988–1993)
Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (OHL) (1991–1992)
Detroit Junior Red Wings (OHL) (1992–1995)
Detroit Rockers (NPSL) (1996–2001)
Detroit Turbos (MILL) (1989–1994)
Royal Rumble (WWE) (2009)

Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed The Joe and JLA is a hockey arena in Detroit, Michigan. It is the home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.

Joe Louis Arena also hosted the 2009 Royal Rumble.

The arena will close at the end of the 2016–17 NHL season, with the Red Wings set to open the new Little Caesars Arena a few blocks away.[1] Once the Wings move, the arena will be torn down and replaced by a combined hotel and retail development.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Detroit Rink City: Ilitches' grand plan to supersize the entertainment district". Crain's Detroit Business. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  2. "Detroit bankruptcy deal: Joe Louis Arena site to go to creditor for hotel development". 16 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.