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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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Joe Louis Arena

Joe Louis Arena is a great arena for Red Wing Hockey. Unfortunately, the arena will be no longer and the Red Wings will be moving into a new arena. Lots of fond memories at the... read more

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Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Joe Louis Arena is a great arena for Red Wing Hockey. Unfortunately, the arena will be no longer and the Red Wings will be moving into a new arena. Lots of fond memories at the Joe!

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Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Getting to the Joe is a pain in the butt unless you're familiar with the area and know where to park. Parking at the arena garage costs $25....you can find cheaper parking in lots if you're ok with walking and finding your way. Once you're in your seat the environment is awesome.

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United States
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103 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Joe is filled with history and is a great stadium to visit. That being said, it's old, crowded, and dirty. That is what makes it great. Its not high tech, it is not super flashy, but its got soul. For visitors the people mover is a great option for local hotels and is quick and beneficent. After the game,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Being the last season of the Redwings in Joe Louis Arena it was a must visit. The atmosphere was electric and the game was phenomenal and even though they are not having a good season they beat the Penguins. The building is older but the seats are all comfortable. Numerous food and drink choices available with friendly staff everywhere. With... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When we heard the Red Wings were leaving the Joe Louis Arena for a newer stadium after this year, we decided we had to go check it out before that happened and what a great decision that was. Yes this arena is old and outdated and cramped and the concessions aren't anything extraordinary but this place just drips with history.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe Louis arena is an iconic place in downtown Detroit. We watched the Red Wings play. Althoug Detroit lost the game, the atmosphere was great. Die-hard Red Wings fans all over the place. Beer selection is good, although quite expensive, but this is common in the US. Unfortunately, the seats are extremely small, even for average people.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was my first time at the Joe and it was for the GLI tournament. Was very surprised how dark and dismal it was in the concourse when we first walked in. The entrances to the seating have large, red tarps covering them. You have a great chance to bump into someone or dump you concession purchases every time you come... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to the joe for many many years watching the red wings play. Anyone who has been there knows every seat in the arena is a good one. Never been for a concert but if it's anything like the wings game I'm sure it's rockin.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to take a road trip from Texas to see the final Great Lakes Invitational Hockey Tournament. As a Michigan Tech Alumni the Joe had great memories. The two day tournament was hosted with all the professionalism that we are used to. While the Joe might be old, it sure is a great place to see a hockey game. The... More 

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Anaheim, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Farewell, Joe Louis Arena. I had to come this year to check you off my NHL bucket list, but I am looking forward to the new arena. Your arena may have history but that doesn't make this a good arena. One level concourse and you have every Joe (no pun) coming out of their seats during intermission to use the... More 

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