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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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Sorry to see it go!

It was fun but since this is the last year before they are tearing it down we wanted to go and see it again.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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San Jose, California
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister, Sweetie and I went to our first game at the Joe on February 18, 2017. Great victory over one of the best teams in the league: Washington Capitals. The stadium is convenient to Marriott Hotel at the Ren Cen. You can take People Mover to the game or enjoy beautiful view of Canada/Detroit River by walking to the... More 

Thank Sean W
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The arena was nice ... sad to see they are tearing it down. First and last time I will ever get to see it!!

Thank Christina B
Columbus, Ohio
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76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our experience at the Joe! The seats were comfortable, there were ample drink selections, and we watched a fantastic hockey game! Though we were there to cheer on the visiting team, I will truly miss the Joe and all of its no frills character. An absolutely wonderful place to experience NHL hockey!

Thank nmerci
Oranjestad, Aruba
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the Red Wings final home opener last year October 2016 at Joe Louis Arena and it was a very special evening though they lost it was spectaular

Thank BuccaneerAruba
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun but since this is the last year before they are tearing it down we wanted to go and see it again.

Thank LaurieKG
Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a game! What an experience! Thanks to Sam and Tito's for making it all happen! Easy access, staff very friendly and helpful. Overall 10+ out of 10.

Thank shabza1
Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cramped seats, crowded concourses, insufficient amount of food vendors and rest rooms. It's a classic old arena, but it is past its prime.

Thank Gary M
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139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first time attending a Red Wing and from what I understand there will not be many of them left played here so I'm happy I got to do it before they close the doors. Seeting was a little tight, could hardly walk for 2 days afterward due to my knees hurting from being up against the seat... More 

Thank mamajocham
Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The people at Joe Louis Arena and very friendly and helpful. Plus they care about fan security. The atmosphere is vibrant and loud as it should be at any sporting event. This place really shows that the staff and locals care about our hometown team. Easy access is provided to the venue via multiple parking areas for a minimal charge.... More 

Thank Dale B
Rochester, Michigan
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103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to separate the team that plays in this building from the building/arena experience itself. Parking is below average and somewhat feels unsafe, entering the arena and dealing with the rude staff is another experience I can skip. Place smells of sour beer spill, floors are sticky and don't even attempt to use the restrooms. I see how they... More 

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