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Joe Louis Arena

Joe Louis Arena

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Sights and Museums, Sports, Hockey Stadium
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19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
(313) 471-7000
http://www.detroitarena.net/
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While most sports arenas are owned by businesses, the Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit is the last of three arenas to keep business owners out. Owned proudly by the citizens of Detroit, the Joe ... Read more
Louis Arena is home to the eleven time Stanley Cup winners the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. Obviously hockey is a major event that takes place at the arena but if you are not much of a hockey fan there are many other alternatives such as music concerts, circus performances and even a highly praised European horse show. Nonetheless, the arena is such a gigantic structure that one cannot help but feel overwhelmed by the intensity of the crowd and the adrenaline rush of the events hosted there.

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Local from Detroit

I was never a big fan of Joe Luis area, it's not horrible but it's also not a good place to watch a game, I'll be very happy when the new arena opens, though I'll miss some of my memories at the joe

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Home to the Detroit Red Wings, this building is loaded with history. It's a great place to catch a hockey game because all of the seats have decent views. Sure the building is outdated, but there's a certain charm to that. In addition to the Wings you can catch the occasional concert, fight or monster truck show held here. They even used to have an indoor soccer team, but they've been gone for some time now. The point is, this place is a classic among arenas and a must-top for any real hockey fan. Detroit is Hockeytown after all.

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Home of the Red Wings... somewhat small arena built up instead of out. The ice looks perfect even from the suites. Although it is tucked in the corner of the city and impossible to get to, and also old, i hope the wings never leave

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South Paris, Maine, USA

Never was a hockey fan, grew up on Cape Cod, MA..until I moved to Michigan. I remember the Steelers were playing the Cowboys in the Super Bowl, huge football fan majorly disappointed by the "Steelers passing to no fellow player which 2 interceptions cost them the Superbowl" and I said I'm on strike from football, started watching hockey. My friends were die hard fans and I fell in love. The Wings were in their glory 1995-2001, drank from the Stanley Cup, mourned over the limo accident and even though I am in MA, still a die hard Red Wings fan. Enough with the strike already! My first game at the Joe was on Halloween, what a night! My girlfriends bday and we were up on the big screen. A must see if hockey gets it together, no matter what team your a fan of, Hockey Town is Hockey Town for a reason!

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South Lyon, Michigan

I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Red Wings fan, so Joe Louis is nirvana to me. Granted, it's also rickety, needs repairs, has sort of uncomfortable seats and substandard facilities, but hey! It's where my team plays!

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Portland, Oregon, USA
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Nothing like going to the Joe. A place where there's not a bad seat in the house. This is Hockeytown. A place that Detroiters have come to love and call their own.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Great place for hockey, but the facility is quite outdated

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Clover, South Carolina

We sent to see Cher!!!

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