“Home of the Detroit Red Wings”
Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed The Joe and JLA is a hockey arena located at 600 Civic Center Drive in Detroit, Michigan. It is the home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Completed in 1979 at a cost of $57 million, Joe Louis Arena is named after boxer and former heavyweight champion Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. This makes it one of three remaining NHL arenas without a corporate sponsorship name (the others being Madison Square Garden in New York City and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island). It is also the fourth oldest venue in the NHL (The aforementioned venues plus Rexall Place in Edmonton are NHL's oldest venues). Joe Louis Arena is owned by the city of Detroit, and operated by Olympia Entertainment, an Ilitch Holdings-owned company. JLA replaced Olympia Stadium. It sits adjacent to Cobo Hall on the bank of the Detroit River and is accessible through its own station on the Detroit People Mover. Budd Lynch was previously the arena's public address announcer.
If you love the Detroit Red Wing... You gotta love "The Joe". History, history, history.
One of the most iconic hockey arenas in the world. It's not aging well, but it will be sad when the Red Wings don't play here anymore.
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Joe Louis Arena
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