Little Caesars Arena

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Little Caesars Arena
Little Caesars Arena panorama.jpg
Little Caesars Arena in 2018
Former namesDetroit Events Center (planning name)[1]
Address2645 Woodward Avenue[2]
LocationDetroit, Michigan[2]
Coordinates42°20′28″N 83°3′18″W / 42.34111°N 83.05500°W / 42.34111; -83.05500Coordinates: 42°20′28″N 83°3′18″W / 42.34111°N 83.05500°W / 42.34111; -83.05500
Public transitQLINE Logo.svg Sproat Street/Adelaide Street[14]
OwnerDowntown Development Authority[5]
Operator313 Presents[2][6]
Executive suites62[13]
CapacityIce hockey: 19,515[12]
Basketball: 20,332[13]
Concerts: 15,000–22,000[1]
Construction
StartedSeptember 25, 2014[3]
OpenedSeptember 5, 2017[4]
Construction costUS$862.9 million[7]
($913 million in 2017 dollars[8])
ArchitectHOK[9]
Structural engineerMagnusson Klemencic Associates[10]
Services engineerSmith Seckman Reid, Inc.[11]
General contractor
Tenants
Detroit Red Wings (NHL) (2017–present)
Detroit Pistons (NBA) (2017–present)

Little Caesars Arena is an arena in Detroit, Michigan. Construction began on April 24, 2015. It opened on September 5, 2017. It replaced the Joe Louis Arena and The Palace of Auburn Hills as the home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 McCollum, Brian (March 10, 2016). "As new arena takes shape, concert plans in the works". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Venues". 313 Presents. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  3. Gallagher, John (September 25, 2014). "Ground broken for new Red Wings arena". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  4. Anderson, Elisha; Dudar, Hasan (September 5, 2017). "Little Caesars Arena opens to fanfare, excitement in Detroit". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  5. Shea, Bill (November 4, 2015). "Ilitches add $95 million worth of features to new Red Wings arena". Crain's Detroit Business. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  6. McCollum, Brian (October 8, 2017). "313 Presents: What this Palace-Olympia deal means for metro Detroit entertainment". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  7. Shea, Bill (May 23, 2017). "Latest Little Caesars Arena construction cost: $862.9 million". Crain's Detroit Business. Archived from the original on November 30, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  8. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  9. Shea, Bill (January 13, 2015). "Global design firm HOK buys primary architect for Detroit Red Wings arena". Crain's Detroit Business. Archived from the original on July 25, 2020. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  10. Witcher, T. R. (November 25, 2014). "Motor City Plans Giant Sports, Entertainment District". American Society of Civil Engineers Magazine. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  11. Caulfield, John (April 21, 2017). "3D printed models bring new economic district in Detroit to life". Building Design + Construction. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  12. Krupa, Gregg (November 6, 2017). "Empty seats for Pistons, Wings games draw questions". The Detroit News. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "2019-20 Detroit Pistons Media Guide" (PDF). National Basketball Association. 2019. p. 359. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  14. "Homepage – QLINE Detroit". QLINE Detroit. Retrieved May 22, 2017.