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Little Caesars Arena

Opened:Sept. 5, 2017Home Team:Detroit Red Wings
Owner:Downtown Development AuthorityCapacity:19,515
Location:2645 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Midtown Detroit. Opened on Sept. 5, 2017, the arena, which cost $862.9 million to construct, replaced Joe Louis Arena and The Palace of Auburn Hills as the home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA), respectively.

The arena features a unique, clear plastic roofed concourse connecting it to offices and shops surrounding it. It was designed to be the flagship of a new $2.1 billion 650,000-square-foot (60,000 m2) sports and entertainment district, The District Detroit, with mixed-use neighborhoods and new residential and retail outlets around the Cass Corridor, Ford Field, and Comerica Park. However, this has yet to materialize.

Little Caesars arena
Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI (PAIDWAYG9N9, CC BY-SA 4.0 – – via Wikimedia Commons)

First Games

  • Sept. 23, 2017 – Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins (5-1 win)
  • Oct. 4, 2017 – Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornts (108-106 loss)

Notable Events

  • NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – 2018
  • UFC 218
  • U.S. Figure Skating Championships – 2019
  • WWE Hell in a Cell – 2017