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Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
Phone Number: +1 313-471-7000
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Description: Home of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis...
Home of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena proudly stands along the banks of the Detroit River. The 20,058-seat arena is Detroit's largest indoor venue and regularly hosts exciting attractions, including professional sports, college hockey, concerts, ice shows, circuses and much more.
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LOVE the atmosphere !

"The Joe" will be relocated this coming year, and we hope that it will be as fun to visit as the original. It is old but always clean, helpful staff,full of fun, good food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

"The Joe" will be relocated this coming year, and we hope that it will be as fun to visit as the original. It is old but always clean, helpful staff,full of fun, good food counters, good range of memorabilia. Check it out before it is gone!! Oh yes .... "The Wings" ROCK as well :)

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Kelowna, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
104 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sad the Wings have decided to build a new arena. Just my first visit in March 2015, thought it was a fantastic venue that felt very intimate.

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Centerville, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Love the Joe, will hate to see it go! Had to get my husband there before it goes away. Hopefully we can get back again next year!!

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Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

( WE ) enjoyed ourselves we went to a Jazz concert. The only gripe we had was the parking decks & exiting with a large crowd was a bit draining after having a goo time in the JOE ( Arena).

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Leslie
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited Joe Louis in February for a concert. It was very convenient to downtown hotels. Wasn't a bad seat in the house. My only warning is: if you're a large person you will be very uncomfortable. The seats are very narrow and a wide bottom will have trouble fitting. Other than that I was happy.

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Palmerston, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to the game to enjoy a fun evening with some colleagues and had a great time. Biggest problem was the seats in front of me we hurting me legs as the seating space was small.

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The arena is dated. We sat in section 106 and there is not much leg room (we stood a lot) and the seats are not the most comfortable things in the world. Getting in was fine. Getting out was horrible due to the next group of people coming in for the next concert. Tons of pushing and shoving just to... More 

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Tipp City, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Just neat to see the statues and feel the history of the Red Wings in the building. The entrance for those walking in is nice, you aren't battling cars or parking garages, just a nice walkway.

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Brighton, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

While the arena is a bit dated, it is still a great place to see the Wings play. The seats are relatively comfortable, leg room is adequate and even sitting near the top of the second tier provides a good view of the ice.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I actually loved my experience. I never really thought about how old the building was. The seats were on the small side, but I wasn't too bothered because I was having a great time. I apparently had the same idea as others and decided to go before the Red Wings went to a new arena. I think it is a... More 

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