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Joe Louis Arena

19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
+1 313-471-7000
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Going to miss the Joe

Joe Louis arena will always be remembered as the biggest small venue with plenty of viewing angles... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Romeo, Michigan
via mobile

We went to the Hall and Oates/Tears for Fears w/ Allen Stone Concert. We had great seats and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Deb S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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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 sports, college hockey, concerts, ice shows, circuses and much more.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
+1 313-471-7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Joe Louis arena will always be remembered as the biggest small venue with plenty of viewing angles and very easy to walk around. The suites are nice but understandable outdated for the most part. Some very good teams have graced these boards

Thank InspireMI
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the Hall and Oates/Tears for Fears w/ Allen Stone Concert. We had great seats and enjoyed the intimate setting of the Joe. It has great history and we took a walk around the Vendor space to look at pictures of Red Wing...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the Outlaw concert with friends. We had awesome seats. There were dedicated entrances and elevators for handicapped individuals. They were the lucky ones to catch Willy Nelsons bandannas when he thru them out to the audience. The only problem we seen was one...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the "Outlaw Concert" at the Joe. Overall it was a good experience -- the only issue that I saw was that their were limited accommodations for people with handicaps. I saw several people with canes etc who had to navigate the stairs --...More

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tribute review to the place where I learned how to appreciate cheap beer out of thin plastic cups, and the importance of carrying an octopus in your pants *just in case*

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot picture a better place to watch hockey.. no upper level where an oxygen mask is needed to get to your seat. close to the action even in the cheap seats.. Fans are really into the game... atmosphere is incredible..

Thank mikegjones79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always wanted to visit the Joe Louis Arena to watch the Detroit Red Wings play but unfortunately the stadium has closed. Not much to see now!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The subject is from my Wife. Joe Louis is a state of the art sports arena from the 1960s. It has none of the modern conveniences, the seats are too small and too cramped, and you'd be frickin crazy to go here. Unless you like...More

Thank jlockledge
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great Stadium,Event Venue ,Good Sound, Food and ect. But way too many stairs,accessibility is not the best!!!

Thank BishopCM2013
Reviewed 22 May 2017

So very sad to see it go, If you had a chance to visit the Joe Louis you are in luck! This will never be a forgotten place.

Thank Hannah B
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19 February 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.
tim l
25 December 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
Jennifer B
17 December 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.