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Joe Louis Arena

Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
Phone Number: +1 313-471-7000
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Ranked #18 of 69 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I've been a Redwings fan for a long time and I finally got to go to the Joe. We (I dragged my girlfriend and at the end of the night she admitted to having a great time) took the People Mover to the Joe. It was very crowded but it was all Wings fans so it was a fun atmosphere.... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Compared to other cities, Red Wing tickets are cheap. Always people selling outside of the arena. Most seats are great.

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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Attended JLA for Andrea Bocelli's concert. Not the venue at all for this upscale artist. The seats and floors were sticky taking away from the overall experience. The items served were more for a hockey game but not for a night on the town dressed up for a concert. Waited 20 years to see him and while he was awesome,... More 

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We live in Toronto and my son had talked a lot about going to see a Detroit Redwing game. he explained that Joe Louis arena may be replaced with a more modern facility in the next few years and would like to go to at least one game in the existing bldg. I arranged to get a couple of tickets... More 

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Indiana
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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I understand Joe Lewis Arena will be replaced sometime soon. I'm not surprised by this. It is an aging facility that is in desperate need of a renovation. I just hope the Authority has the decency to demolish it so it doesn't become an eye sore and sully our great memories

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Yes, it's showing it's age, but it's the Joe! Go before it closes; to say goodbye, or just to experience something that won't come around again. Hockey here is a real experience, and in a good way!

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Chatham Ont. Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Got our tickets in Windsor Ont at the bus station on Chatham, Street to ride the Tunnel Bus over to the Joe Lois arena New Years Eve. Parking in the area was not a problem. We did not have to pay $5 to $10 in a lot.The bus would stop & start several times on way over.Going through customs was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We caught the Wings / Bolts game. We had nice seats but there does not seem to be a bad seat in the place. The history is fantastic as is the trophy case and displays throughout the stadium. The security to get in seemed a little slower than what I am used to at other stadiums, there was a sort... More 

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Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

great venue. pricey drinks n food like any other venue but never had any problems with people or seating there.

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Ontario
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went to a Red Wing game with some friends while we were in town for a Lions game. We decided to get a game in the Joe before it was no longer as the new Arena will be the home of the Red Wings soon. It was a old style building, that while a rundown, provided an amazing atmosphere for... More 

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