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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 #30 of 168 things to do in Detroit
Type: Arenas & stadiums, 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, 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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Granville, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went to see Andrea Boccelli in concert in Dec.2014. LOVE him. However, this is NOT the venue for such a beautiful concert. Seats are old and tired. Acusitic are just OK. This arena should be used for sports only. Stayed at the Marriott in GM towers. Very convenient. Used the people mover elevated train that stops in the lobby of... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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223 reviews 223 reviews
63 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

narrow seats----if it was not Garth in concert I would have ben miserable. Terrrible access, even more terrible when you try to leave-----huge crowds cannot flow in this place. terrible staff that gave me wrong directions. People mover station must avoid at peak times

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Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I took the grandpa to a Red Wings game for Christmas present and it was a great experience there. The arena is definitely older than most and the seats are narrower but we still enjoyed being there.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Not a great venue. The seats make you long for the leg room of a coach seat on an airplane. The lighting is dated and horrible. The worst Detroit area venue I have been to. Although seats right next to the ice must be impressive for Red Wing games. Park at Greek town Casino and the People Mover will take... More 

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Chatham, Ontario
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149 reviews 149 reviews
51 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The Joe is showing its age. The stairs going up to the entrances are crumbling, it's just past its prime compared to more modern arenas. The luxury boxes look small, the upper level isn't tiered above the lower level, so if you are in the cheap seats, you aren't even in the same zip code as the players. It's had... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After learning the Red Wings would soon be taking on a new location, we wanted to bring the family to see the Joe Louis Arena and see the Wings play. This was the first time for a few of us and it was thrilling to be in the midst of so many Red Wing Fans. Our seats were waaaaayyyy up... More 

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St Thomas, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An NHL game at The Joe is "a must" for any hockey fan. It's not the lap of luxury that will get your there---it's the atmosphere. True fans...not corporate-type guests like Toronto. Seeing an Original 6 team come in just adds to the excitement. Tons of hockey history dripping from the walls and statues in the corridors. A great arena...go... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A piece of history coming to a close. Great atmosphere, enthusiastic fans, home team victory, what more can you ask for?

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Westland, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The whole place if falling apart. The parking is old dark and falling apart as well. The concrete outside is breaking apart so if you have anyone who has a hard time walking not a good place. The stairs are very steep and no railings to use to help. Otherwise The Red Wings are always good and the tickets are... More 

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Barrie, ON
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Apart from the scary outdoor walking tunnels, this arena is one of the best. I marvel over the excellent choice of draft beers, all at very reasonable prices. Tickets are inexpensive, compared to what we're used to across the border. JLA is a fun venue for concerts and hockey games.

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