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Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
Phone Number: +1 313-471-7000
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Home of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena...

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 venue, loud place

We usually go to The Joe 1 or 2 times a year, for concerts. Every time the shows are great, but we find it to be a bit loud. When you can feel the bass pass through your body... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
carriem10
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Westland, Michigan
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Saginaw
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60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is defined time for a new stadium. I have never found Joe Louis Arena to be an easy place to visit or comfortable to watch anything. The seats are small, the halls are small, their is no room to walk/move when the place is packed. There is a bit of historic value/interest and should be visited before it is... More 

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Thank Ryan P
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love the history of this old building. Not a bad seat in the house! Hoping when the redwings move to their new arena I'll be able to keep my seats! Go wings!

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Thank Carolyn P
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183 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While it is always fun to go watch the Wings it is definitely time for the new arena. The Joe is getting very old and run down. The seat I sat in was ripped and seemed Overall, it is still a good place to watch a game but I cannot wait for the new arena to be build.

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Thank Toddamy
Michigan
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77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was my fiances wish to see Andrea live in concert and we got to check that one off the bucket list. Seats were high up but had a good shot off the side of the stage. Acoustics were excellent. Was a wonderful evening out, he is an amazing talent. Stayed the night at the Greektown Casino hotel, great room, nice... More 

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Thank traceyabraham
Westland, Michigan
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually go to The Joe 1 or 2 times a year, for concerts. Every time the shows are great, but we find it to be a bit loud. When you can feel the bass pass through your body, it's just too much.

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Thank carriem10
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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131 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the classic downtown hockey arena for the Detroit Red Wings. It doesn't have suites, it is not a luxury building but what it does have is great history. They don't build places like Joe Louis Arena any longer.

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Thank Westonfl
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is yucky. Attended a Stevie Wonder show and found the experience quite frustrating. Difficulty parking, long lines to get inside and massive crowds in the walking ways.

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Thank caseyleigh143
Raleigh, North Carolina
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152 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience. All hockey fans should try this at least once. It is truly the Mecca of hockey. Old, nostalgic and full of history.

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Thank Ken C
Jacksonville, Arkansas
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ill miss this place. It was def time for an upgrade, but overall its one of the nicer rinks ive been to. Cant wait to see what illitch builds next!

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Thank Jon W
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to GLI Hockey tourney. Had never been to this arena before. Close parking, padded seats w/chair backs and awesome wide concourse. The only negative was the food. It was slightly below avg, even for stadium fare. Otherwise it was a great experience. Great venue to watch hockey.

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