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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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Don't get Drunk, Those Stairs a Doozy!

Great place to watch concerts and sporting events! Just watch those stairs! I have seen many drunk people not realize how steep the stairs are and just come tumbling down them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were here for a concert. Considering it was the second that evening we were surprised how clean it was! Vendors got our drinks to us at lightning speed, and we were in our seats to enjoy the show in no time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great playoffs game vs Tampa Bay. Detroit won 3:0. Awesome Petr Mrazek, awesome atmosphere, good beer :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Hockey games are always a blast, but the atmosphere here really adds a special feel. I'm not even a Red Wings fan, yet I still go to as many games as I can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Last of the great arenas. Love the redwing games old time sounds. Won't be here much longer. I will go see a concert and a few more hockey games before then.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is an embarrassment in that it has terrible parking, smells like urine everywhere, has poor concessions, but has a great hockey legacy. Thankfully, they will be tearing this place down soon and erecting a more suitable play for the storied franchise. At one time, it was fine, but parking in the dirt, under a bridge, in a neighborhood... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to watch concerts and sporting events! Just watch those stairs! I have seen many drunk people not realize how steep the stairs are and just come tumbling down them. They are grandfathered in with the structure and not really safe by today's standards, but still a great place to go.

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Awful stairs up the front, crowed hallways, and crazy height perspectives, but that doesn't stop if from being standing room only for our Red Wings games. We are a sports town, and this venue ain't perfect, but the Wings nearly always are.

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Colonie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Large venue, had a CWA Convention within it. Very spacious. Everything was set up and run pretty well.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Go see the Red Wings or other show passing through town to appear at this venue while you still can, another classic that they are phasing out. Kids love running the maze of pathways to get in and out of JLA.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Old and Classic, but the steps are steep and high and the seats narrow. Not a heck of a lot in the immediate vicinity, Signature Grill and Anchor Bar is about it.

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