Joe Louis Arena
|The Joe, JLA|
|Location||600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48226|
|Opened||December 12, 1979|
|Owner||City of Detroit|
|Construction cost||$57 million|
|Architect||Smith, Hinchmen and Grylls Associates|
|Capacity||Ice hockey: 20,066 |
Professional wrestling: 16,685
|Tenants||Detroit 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 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. Once the Wings move, the arena will be torn down and replaced by a combined hotel and retail development.
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Joe Louis Arena.|
- "Detroit Rink City: Ilitches' grand plan to supersize the entertainment district". Crain's Detroit Business. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
- "Detroit bankruptcy deal: Joe Louis Arena site to go to creditor for hotel development". MILive.com. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.