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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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Old but good place to watch hockey

I've been here several times for Red Wings games over the years...my profile picture was taken at the Joe! I liked where the people mover lets you off at the arena...it's all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Fairmont, West Virginia
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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Avon Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We've been here many times for the WWE events. Best seating is on the ramp as we were able to slap hands with most of the WWE Superstars. Parking is fairly easy & the $10 price for JLA parking is good. Our only drawback is that they should open the doors more than 1 hour before the event as we've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Always a good time here and the staff have always been super friendly to me every time i've been there!

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I've been here several times for Red Wings games over the years...my profile picture was taken at the Joe! I liked where the people mover lets you off at the arena...it's all covered...I have always had great down front seats when I've been here....the arena is always a bit cold, but I guess that's to be expected during hockey season... More 

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Wylie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is my 3rd wings game this season!! The atmosphere just before the playoffs was ELECTRIC. I come back from Dallas a few times a year to watch the wings in person and hopefully the atmosphere in the new stadium will be as good as in the Joe. HEY HEY HOCKEYTOWN!!!

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WI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we traveled from Milwaukee to Detroit as we usually try to once a year for a Red Wings game. What a wonderful venue. The staff are extremely friendly and keep a very busy place nice and clean. The view of the river while you wait to get is is beautiful. I'm so sad it will be gone soon.

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Canada
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We attended a Red Wings game here. The arena is old, but even the nosebleed seats had great sigtlines. Lots of food and drink options, including top shelf liquor. All the food and drink vendors take credit card. I would go back.

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Kirkland, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As a hockey venue, the Joe is an exceptional place. We have been to each of the original 6 arenas and the Joe remains our favorite (yes we are Red Wings fans). The flags, the view of the ice from anywhere in the arena, and the ambiance are all directed at a great hockey experience. We called on arrival to... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Only problem was it was freezing out and there isn't really anywhere to wait for the doors to open other than the ticketing office. I rarely had a wait for beer, the food was great (buffalo wild wings inside!), and the view was amazing!

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