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Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
Home of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena proudly stands along the banks of the Detroit River. The arena is Detroit’s largest indoor venue and regularly hosts exciting attractions, including professional sports, college hockey, concerts, ice shows and much more.
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  • Old building. never seen so many banners in my lifetime. sad to be seeing it go. bucket list trip for wife and I this past Saturday. dream come true. food reasonable priced. Usher in 209? was awesome 
  • This place feels 60 years old even though it's only 37. Sure you could list the flaws, but this place is celebrating its final season, so let's stick with the positive. Incredible ambiance, amazingly ...  read more »
  • I visit the Joe a couple times of year. Whenever WWE has an event. Paying for the more expensive seats pays off for sure. When I pay for the $75 tickets they are far nicer than waiting last minute and...  read more »
  • Although it's great to see the Red Wings, and think that the entire Red Wings staff does an amazing job with what they have to work with, I won't shed a single tear when this place closes... If the Red Wings organization transfers 1/10th of their hospitality to the new arena, the new Little Caesars Arena will be the chinning bar for all professional sports venues to strive for. Truly amazing personnel.
  • The best. The last of the great hockey arena's and home to God's favorite hockey team. I'm going to miss this place. More banners than any other arena.
  • Used to be great, but as it nears the end, the staff are becoming rude and the place is getting dirtier and dirtier. Still great sports and shows, but the venue is not good.
  • It's hard not to give this place a 5 star rating because of how much Red Wings history has happened here and because of how much fun my family has had over the years, but there are several issues with the rink that are hard to ignore. The main one, and one that Olympia Entertainment have tried to address over the years, is the lack of restrooms. They've added quite a few, in creative ways, but if you step out to use the bathroom and grab a beer, you'll likely miss half of a period. From what I've heard, Joe Louis was designed primarily for men with mostly men's restrooms. As women and families began to (thankfully) attend more games, many restrooms were converted to women's. Either way, both sexes have incredibly long lines. It's very apparent once you visit another sports venue. Olympia Entertainment and their staff (ushers, security, etc) are extremely friendly and helpful. I know, firsthand, that the administration does a great job of taking care of their employees. I can't wait to see what the new arena will bring.
  • Joe Louis Arena is totally A W E S O M E ! ! ! It's the home of the Detroit Red Wings. If you're able to go to a game at "The Joe" before they've moved out of the arena do it. The energy and nostalgia of The Joe is amazing and it doesn't hurt that it houses the home of the Wings! Best NHL hockey watching experience for fans hands down!
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