Hello Joe! It’s hard to imagine a Detroit temple of hockey that could possibly compete with the Olympia, but Joe Louis Arena has served proudly as the headquarters of Hockeytown since the twilight of the 70s. With a brand new arena on its way, now’s the time to cherish what this veteran arena had had to offer.

Detroit Red Wings Stadium

Joe Louis Arena as seen the Red Wings play at their legendary best and absolute worst. Michigan’s Original Six club was initally abysmal as the Motown arena’s tenant, but a revival would (eventually) rescue the team from permanent doormat status and eventually turn the team into a pseudo dynasty in the 90s/00s. Who could forget legendary coach Scotty Bowman skating with the Cup at The Joe in 2002? Or the on-ice wizardry of Sergei Fedorov and Pavel Datsyuk? Or Steve Yzerman leading the club in the 80s, 90s and 2000s? The Red Wings are looking to build on that legacy before they head to a new address.

One major perk of being a team hasn’t missed the playoffs since Bush Sr. was in office is that people are more than happy to come to the rink to take in a game. The club continues to pack The Joe with capacity crowds even as the franchise seems trapped in first round quicksand. Last season saw the Hockeytown faithful be treated to slightly more home wins than road wins with five fewer regulation losses happening at Joe Louis Arena. The are two bits of music that will alert you that things are going well for Detroit at home. The tune “Hey Hey Hockeytown” will blast out after the Wings score and a crowd-aided rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin’” has become a victory anthem for when Detroit’s in reach of a W. 

Arena Vitals

Date Opened: 1979

Construction Cost: $57 Million

Architect: SmithGroupJJR

Capacity Attendance: 20,027

Has A Stanley Cup Final Been Played There: Yes

Previous Detroit Red Wings Arenas

Olympia Stadium

Border Cities Arena

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