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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 old-school arena

This being the farewell season of the Joe... it was nice to have the chance to attend a game before it shuts down. The area is conveniently located on the riverfront, not too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Isa-Francis
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Montreal, Canada
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved our seats in this arena... we attended a Who Conscert and enjoyed the cozy space. It was easy to find our seats and looked like most of the seats had Great views! Always wanted to see this Famous arena! Great time... right downtown! Within walking distance to dinner & cocktails...

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Montreal, Canada
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169 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This being the farewell season of the Joe... it was nice to have the chance to attend a game before it shuts down. The area is conveniently located on the riverfront, not too far from Hart Plaza. Windsor tunnel buses drop you off with only about a 10 minute walk. Only two gates (East and West) grant you access to... More 

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Thank Isa-Francis
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many cities in the world would be grateful for a stadium like this, it was fantastic. I am not sure why they are abandoning it. I hope something else is going in to it as it has many more years of useful life, like 50!

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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The arena is hard to access, small and dingy. The seats are comfy and all fairly close to the action. Some seats in the highest rows of the corners have an obstructed view that is pretty bad. the one concourse is crowded and stuffy. the restrooms are also small and crowded. the food selection and quality leave much to be... More 

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London, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there as a fan of the other team and was treated really well by everyone. Great arena to watch a game at. Not a bad seat. But it was very hot. And very crowded when leaving. I'm going again in April and will wait in my seat for a bit before attempting to leave. All enstaff I encountered... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came up from Florida for one last RedWings game at The Joe! Had to take our 11 year old daughter there before they move to their new venue next season. Experiencing a RedWings game at The Joe is a must for any hockey fan. Yes it's old but that's part of what makes it great. Had a great time and... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great arena. It is old, of course, but the atmosphere is amazing. Beer is a bit expensive, but that is normal at any NHL arena.

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Northville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always fun to see a Red Wings game at Joe Louis arena. We have been here many times over the years, and although it is an older arena, it is still in nice shape and an enjoyable experience. The only big issue is trying to leave after the game. The concourses get extremely crowded, so it is slow... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last year for Joe Lewis hockey stadium. A must see if you are in town. Walk around the stadium to see a lot of cool item to get your photos by. Seats are a bit tight.

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NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doesn't really have an NHL arena vibe but I still loved coming here. Game and atmosphere were pretty good. And the Wings won, so it made it even better!

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