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Easy in and easy out

It takes some longer to set up in this arena if you are working, so what is wrong with going... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Fort Myers, Florida
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Plenty of restaurants and food and beverage vendors, merchandise stores, restrooms and indoor mall... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
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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...more
19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

It takes some longer to set up in this arena if you are working, so what is wrong with going slower.? My experiences were pleasant. From Joe Lewis Arena one can walk to many interesting spots. My experience was, “ I never felt unsafe “

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank katiekeen2015
Reviewed September 11, 2018

I been reading the revise about the arena and most them our wrong i think they think Little citzer arena is Joe Lewis arena there nothing but hole in ground

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank brothermikegoestenko
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We did the little skytram around the sports area and downtown on our last day in Detroit. My grandchildren had never been here but had heard about Detroit from us. We grew up here and moved away 35 years ago. So sad to see the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank patthecma
Reviewed June 4, 2018

What a glorious arena. Brand new and full of Detroit sports history. The food was superb and well presented. It was easy to maneuver around the arena too. Staff were well placed and helpful. A great experience overall.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Anna M
Reviewed May 27, 2018

what a great new place to see games...the scoreboard is huge..make sure your seats are in a good place to see both screen and ice/court..drinks are high but the place is new

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank s g
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

New Home of the Red Wings: Little Caesars Arena! Demolition of JLA is slated for later in 2018. Hopefully a great new structure will be put up in its place. Detroit Riverfront Rising! 🏙️🌉🌆🌅

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank applegirl57
Reviewed February 19, 2018

This Arena will be missed, the old building the secret stairwell from the uppper last row, down to Olympia room. Will miss Olympia room having a meal downstairs with drinks before the start, seeing the old Alumni walk past and say Hi and shake your...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank BobM72
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

New arena was awesome. Seats were average size (nothing to complain about), the interior and concessions areas were really cool, with tons of different types of food and drink too sate almost anyone. Hockey and basketball here... Area feels pretty safe if you just stay...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Spidermonkeyfx
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of restaurants and food and beverage vendors, merchandise stores, restrooms and indoor mall type of new arena with tv’s everywhere. Great integration of the memory of Olympia Arena players and Joe Louis Arena players in to LCA. There was a silent auction while we...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank SereneIsle
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We saw a great Red Wings game! The place was clean and nicely set up. We were surprised at Home many good restaurants there were. Impressive light and sound system made for an enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Holly D
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February 19, 2017|
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Response from BAMW | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere but the top rows is usually a good area to sit. It's a smallish arena.
December 25, 2015|
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Response from LJB049 | Reviewed this property |
Easiest parking is at the ramp, but it is definitely not the cheapest! Are you spending the night if so many of the nicer hotels offer shuttle service. As far as where to eat, that depends on what you like as well as how... More
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December 17, 2015|
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Response from damorelli | Reviewed this property |
I would not bring a purse. They were rumors people were being turned away if they had a purse. I hid my small purse under my jacket. Only purse I saw was clear plastic.
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a few questions about an upcoming trip!! (12 Replies)
a few questions about an upcoming trip! Forums: Home > North America > United States > Michigan “a few questions about an upcoming trip!” today, 9:35 roadtrippintotheUSA, ontario canada, 166 forum posts Hi there, I have planned a surprise night away for my hubby and I. I am taking him to a Chicago black hawks game at te Joe Louis arena in January. I got our hotel on Hotwire I won the Motor city casino one. Hoping for westin or mgm, but Oh well motor city looks nice. My questions...More
November 12, 2013|
Response fromroadtrippintotheUSA|
Thanks !!!! Sounds good about about the shuttle to Greek Town. Then a cab back to hotel after the game. What will a cab run $ ? Providing the weather is decent out Im always up fr walking around , checking out the area, sites etc. Where is a good area for that? No I won't be drinking but the car will stay parked @ motor city till we leave. Is our hotel in the "boonies" ? I just did a street view and it doesn't look like much around it
Tunnel Bus To Detroit For 2015 Downtown Hoedown (3 Replies)
This will be the first time attending this event but it seems to have been moved from Comerica Park to the West Riverfront Park that is west of the Joe Louis Arena and Riverfront Apartments right there. So my concern is, it ends at 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights but will the Tunnel Bus be running special events ones or will it just be the regular ones that stop at 12:30am? I doubt that those going back to Windsor will be able to get a bus back in time as they for sure will be packed. And...More
March 14, 2015|
Response fromWindsorTenor|
I have sent off an email to tw@city.windsor.on.ca to see if they have any answers to this question yet. Will let you know what they have to say.
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Doubletree or Crowne Plaza closest to Joe Louis Arena? (12 Replies)
Okay, I'm narrowing down my final choices. For walking distance only, which is the closest hotel to Joe Louis Arena - The Doubletree on West Lafayette or the Crowne Plaza on Washington Blvd? Thanks in advance for any help. Google Maps doesn't always tell you everything you need to know. :) Laurie
June 06, 2013|
Response fromBobbi48128|
They really are about the same distance. I hadn't heard the crowne plaza had opened yet. If it has, everything would be newly remodeled. The crowne plaza will be closer to the river too. Just to throw you a loop, you might like a hotel closer to comerica park, or greektown. The area is more lively and built up. And you could just hop on the people mover to get to joe Louis.