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Joe Louis Arena

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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 Place to Watch the Red Wings

For full disclosure, I am a Detroit Red Wings fan. I went to Joe Louis Arena in 2011 for a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast against the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Eugene K
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For full disclosure, I am a Detroit Red Wings fan. I went to Joe Louis Arena in 2011 for a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast against the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a fun environment, many Leafs fans in the crowd. A rowdy environment with fans on both sides passionately cheering for both teams. It was tough getting out of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome food and beer selection, but some of the booths were painfully slow. Seats are comfortable. Took forever to get out of that place when our show was over!

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Thank Jill K
Sarnia, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue is a serious accident waiting to happen. The arena itself is nice for hockey etc. HOWEVER when leaving a concert yesterday, the "herding" of people was enough to worry me to know end. This was brutal. There was a serious tragedy in the UK at a soccer game "Hillsborough." Many died from herding and being trampled on. I... More 

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Thank Gr8Brit123
Haslett, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is a problem. Getting out after the venue is a mess. It is like a funnel with every one trying to get out at the same time. No thanks, this not what I call fun.

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Thank 515any
Clinton Township, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For an older arena it's still nice, no matter where you sit good views. Can't wait for the new one to be ready, easy parking or you can take the people mover,

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Trinity, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to 25 arena's for NHL and NBA games. This arena is one of the better ones I've seen. Sounds was good, seating was good at the lower level and overall a great experience.

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Thank 260lancec
Flint
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There really isn't a bad seat in the house and the Red Wings are always exciting to see. Beer is expensive but there are lots of choices for food & other beverages. Seats are a little cramped but hey...it's a hockey game.

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Thank Deborah F
Wyandotte, Michigan
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Detroit is unlike any other city in the world when it comes to hockey. Detroiter's live breath and speak hockey!!

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Thank marmar3
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

went to a game in March. Seats were small and people obstructed our view. Glad they are building a new arena

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Thank mary jo s
Warrensville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time in Detroit we were there to see WWE Monday night RAW we got to visit several places in the city and will be looking for more in future

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