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Joe Louis Arena

19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
+1 313-471-7000
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Love the Wings but need new building

Love the wings but this place is out dated. Its a lively crowd and the wings are the best team in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louay J

One of my favorite places. See ya, Joe, you will be missed. I watched a lot of hockey there over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, 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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
+1 313-471-7000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the wings but this place is out dated. Its a lively crowd and the wings are the best team in the NHL. So its hard not to have a good time. That is only if they lose. Go wings.

Thank Louay J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite places. See ya, Joe, you will be missed. I watched a lot of hockey there over the years.

Thank rawl28ta
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I can't think of a place that was filled with more history. I'm sorry to see it go. G'bye Joe, you'll be missed.

Thank M H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

While the Red Wings aren't going to play here in the future, the memories of the Joe are special. With my brother, nephew's engagement, friends and doing fundraising projects with nonprofits, there are many memories here.

Thank Jmuhn
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

As I walk the Detroit riverwalk, I always climb the stairs at the former home of the Detroit Red Wings. There are beautiful murals painted highlighting some of the many performances held at JLA and of course Red Wings logo.

Thank MYOTravels
Reviewed 8 August 2017

An amazing lifetime experience that I will forever cherish. So sad to see the Joe go, I've been a hockey/Red Wings fan since 2001 and unfortunately this was my first and last game in the Joe. Worth the trip from New York.

Thank constrife
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The Best closing day ceremony you could of imagined after a good win to close out not only the season but THE JOE as Well. A 2 plus hour Marvelous Heart warming event. And I'm not even a Redwing Fan

Thank Ron p
Reviewed 21 July 2017 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 16 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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
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20 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
26 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
18 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.