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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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Great hockey, old building

The Joe is a good old arena. Seating is very tight with no cupholders or legroom. The arena also has the smell. The smell of a used up stadium, stale beer and hotdogs But it has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Madison Heights, Michigan
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Allen Park, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not a bad seat in the house, there is so much history here. but in 2 years there will be a new stadium in Detroit. If your craving a hot and ready pizza, get it before. One pizza is the cost of 3 out oof the stadium.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We watched the United States National Volleyball Team for 2 straight evenings at the Joe Louis Arena and enjoyed the matches tremendously. Unfortunately, the arena can use sprucing up to help with Detroit's revitalization.

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Joe is a good old arena. Seating is very tight with no cupholders or legroom. The arena also has the smell. The smell of a used up stadium, stale beer and hotdogs But it has a great tradition of hockey and some good concerts too. I will miss the Joe a little bit once the new arena is completed.... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Because. The Red Wings. And Octopi. And watching people sneak beer while you wait to get in. And the peoplemover. And the peoplewatching....and it's cheaper than ***damncable in Windsor....

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Vaughan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

We went to Detroit for a hockey tournament. It may be an old arena but it has so much history! The tournament was so exciting for the kids. My child's team got to compete in their own hockey game in the Joe Louis arena and later at night, they got to watch the Detroit Red Wings play vs another NHL... More 

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Windsor, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It may be falling apart here and there, but there isn't a bad seat at The Joe. I do however wish there was more food selection than just fried things and pizza....

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Amazing layout of the seating and concourse at The Joe. Seeing a new Arena built is a bit bittersweet as I can't wait to see the new building at the same time I will miss the Joe. Seen many great games at the JLA and can't wait for next season. Go Wings!!

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What can I say, there really is'nt a bad seat here because of the venues size. The Red Wings tickets were very affordable too. Also the philly cheese steak and polish sausage in the concessions were pretty damn good for a sporting event.

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I love going to the JLA to watch the Red Wings play!!! The seats are pretty old and small and there is no railing when walking to seats in the upper level but I just love this arena! For me, it works! I've never rally had a bad seat at The Joe and I've sat in uppers and lowers. The... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Joe is The Joe. Parking is an issue unless you park off site, and waiting in line for entry is horrible in cold weather. I understand the reason for the wait, its the layout of the building which has no place to allow people to wait inside like other places. Seats are beat up, sidewalks are beat up and... More 

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Address: Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
Phone Number: +1 313-471-7000
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit

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