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Joe Louis Arena

19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
+1 313-471-7000
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Ranked #9 of 40 Activities in Detroit
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Performances
Owner description: Home of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena proudly stands along...
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Performances
Owner description: 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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Calgary, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My friends and I went to see the Red Wings play the Maple Leafs. It was our first time in Detroit and we were looking forward to seeing a Hockey game in The Joe. We were impressed with the character of the building and the friendliness of the staff. The down side was while the seating and view was good... More 

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Bismarck
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Attended the Red Wings/ Panthers game last weekend at the Joe Louis Arena, and had an amazing time! My husband loved the "old-school" hockey look and feel of the place. It is "no-frills" hockey at it's best. The seats are small, and not super-comfy, and there were no cup holders. Not a problem for us, we were there for hockey,... More 

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Caro, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We watched our grandson play on the ice first and then were able to enjoy an actual Red Wings game! Wonderful fun!

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Granville, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We attended a Andrea Bocelli concert at Joe Louis Arena. The arena is old and tired. Seats are not real comfortable. Needs a good cleaning and a face lift.

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Bay City, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The Joe is easily accessible by the People Mover. The actual arena seating itself needs work. Seats are smaller and worn, with little padding, and little leg room. However, for a concert, there is not a bad seat in the house and the sound system is amazing. The staff we encountered directing people to their seats were friendly and helpful.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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42 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I have seen a few hockey games here but this was the first time I saw a concert here. It was Andrea Bocelli so I wondered how the acoustics would be for something that needs to have good ones to be right. The sound was way better then anticipated and we had a great time. They changed up the food... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Good seats wherever you sit. Not the most comfortable. Love they serve Bud Light now, as well as Miller. Prices are still crazy expensive for a beer but its expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Huge arena. Leafs vs. Wings crowd was loud and energetic. Was awesome. Friendly staff and clean. Close walk from downtown and our hotel.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Currently the best arena to see our Red Wings at home. Sure its dated. I remember when it opened and saw a fair share of concerts and Wings games over the years. It is a fading memory of its former greatness. Its old, worn, smelly, sticky, and dirty. The steps are steep (not as steep as Olympia) and there are... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a barn! Made the trip down from Toronto to Detroit to attend the game between the Canucks and Red Wings at the Joe Louis and that was one of the best decisions I ever made. The atmosphere in that place is exactly what an NHL hockey game should be like. From the classic arena scoreboard, to the banners in... More 

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