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.

Joe Louis Arena
The Joe, JLA
Location600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Coordinates42°19′31″N 83°3′5″W / 42.32528°N 83.05139°W / 42.32528; -83.05139
OwnerCity of Detroit
OperatorOlympia Entertainment
CapacityIce hockey: 20,066
Basketball: 21,800
Professional wrestling: 16,685
OpenedDecember 12, 1979
ClosedJuly 29, 2017
Construction cost$57 million
ArchitectSmith, 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.[1] After the Wings moved, the arena was torn down and will be replaced by a combined hotel and retail development.[2]

References change

  1. "Detroit Rink City: Ilitches' grand plan to supersize the entertainment district". Crain's Detroit Business. 18 July 2014. 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.