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Joe Louis Arena

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Address: 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
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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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We'll miss the fun times there when she's gone

I'm old enough to remember going to a Wings game at The Olympia. Now they are making the 2nd new arena since that old venue was closed down. Joe Louis was ahead of its time when... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tom U
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Litchfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

4 of has had a great time at the Joe, but I understand why they will be in a new building this fall. The main reason to visit was to see the Blues and we have been to 4 other NHL hockey arenas this year. The building is old but very nostalgic. It was awesome to see 11 Stanley Cup... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 4 (two adults, two kids) wanted to attend a game at the Joe before it was gone. We drove 4 hours, checked into the hotel about half an hour away, and headed to the game. Upon arrival, the security guard was despicable! He made my 70 year old dad walk through the metal detector FOUR TIMES while... More 

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Thank Erica H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm old enough to remember going to a Wings game at The Olympia. Now they are making the 2nd new arena since that old venue was closed down. Joe Louis was ahead of its time when it opened in 1979 to a then record NHL crowd. Those were the days. Don't forget your squid!!

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Thank Tom U
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time. Even though are seats were at the top, site lines were fine. Fun atmosphere. Wish we could go again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to teh Joe Louis Areana on Febrauary 19th. Had a great time there. the staff was very friendly and professional. The spacing is good for conventions! Only concern they really need railings so that when you go up and down the stairs you don't hurt yourself. Great place to have conventions!!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sister, Sweetie and I went to our first game at the Joe on February 18, 2017. Great victory over one of the best teams in the league: Washington Capitals. The stadium is convenient to Marriott Hotel at the Ren Cen. You can take People Mover to the game or enjoy beautiful view of Canada/Detroit River by walking to the... More 

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Thank Sean W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The arena was nice ... sad to see they are tearing it down. First and last time I will ever get to see it!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our experience at the Joe! The seats were comfortable, there were ample drink selections, and we watched a fantastic hockey game! Though we were there to cheer on the visiting team, I will truly miss the Joe and all of its no frills character. An absolutely wonderful place to experience NHL hockey!

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Red Wings final home opener last year October 2016 at Joe Louis Arena and it was a very special evening though they lost it was spectaular

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fun but since this is the last year before they are tearing it down we wanted to go and see it again.

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