Joe Louis Arena
arena located in Detroit, Michigan
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.
The Joe, JLA
|Location||600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48226|
|Coordinates||42°19′31″N 83°3′5″W / 42.32528°N 83.05139°WCoordinates: 42°19′31″N 83°3′5″W / 42.32528°N 83.05139°W|
|Owner||City of Detroit|
|Capacity||Ice hockey: 20,066 |
Professional wrestling: 16,685
|Opened||December 12, 1979|
|Closed||July 29, 2017|
|Construction cost||$57 million|
|Architect||Smith, Hinchmen and Grylls Associates|
|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 closed at the end of the 2016–17 NHL season, with the Red Wings opening the new Little Caesars Arena a few blocks away. After the Wings moved, the arena was torn down and will be replaced by a combined hotel and retail development.
- ↑ "Detroit Rink City: Ilitches' grand plan to supersize the entertainment district". Crain's Detroit Business. 18 July 2014. 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.