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Joe Louis Arena is a hockey arena located at 600 Civic Center Drive in Detroit, Michigan. It is the home of the National Hockey League franchise, the Detroit Red Wings. This Arena is also nicknamed Hockeytown. The JL Arena was completed in 1979 and almost $57 million were spent on its construction. The opening event in this arena was a basketball game between the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit on December 12, 1979 and the Opening hockey event was the Detroit Red Wings versus the St.Louis Blues on December 27, 1979 in which St.Louis came out to be victorious. Besides Hockey and Basket ball games, It is also been the favorite avenue of many great concerts.
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The Joe Louis Arena is named after boxer and former heavyweight champion, Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. The seating capacity of the arena is 20,066 (including suites); 20,338 for end-stage concerts and 21,152 for center-stage concerts.
The city of Detroit is the proud owner of Joe Louis Arena is owner. However, It is operated by Olympia Entertainment, Inc., an Ilitch Holdings, Inc.-owned company. JLA replaced Olympia Stadium. It sits adjacent to Cobo Hall on the bank of the Detroit River and is accessible through its own stations on the Detroit People Mover.
The Joe Louis Arena has proved very lucky for the Red Wings as they have been very successful since the move to JLA, winning three Stanley Cups (with two of them, 1997 and 2002, taking place with the Cup clinching victory at JLA). Budd Lynch is the arena's public address announcer.
The college hockey events are hosted by JLA as part of College Hockey at The Joe and Great Lakes Invitational. It also played host to the 1980 Republican National Convention. It has been the site of Survivor Series 1991, Survivor Series 1999, and Survivor Series 2005, as well as Vengeance 2002. Additionally, It was the site of WCW Halloween Havoc in 1994 and 1995.
Joe Louis Arena was the centre of attraction on September 09, 2006 as it was the site of the decisive Game 5 of the 2006 WNBA Finals between the Sacramento Monarchs and Detroit Shock. The Shock won the game 80-75 to clinch the championship.
In1984-85 seasons, When the roof of Pontiac Silverdome was destroyed by a snowstorm during the season, The Detroit Pistons of the NBA used this arena for some part of the season and entertained the crowd of thousands.
Inspite of the importance of JLA Area in hosting great sporting and entertaining events, It has recently found to be devoid of modern equipment facilities. It has neither luxury boxes nor other revenue-generating amenities. That?s why,It is considered to be outdated. Several plans for a replacement arena have been raised for years.In addition, some proposals for the expansion of Cobo Hall have required JLA to be demolished. However, No firm plan for a replacement is in place.
In order to equip this arena with modern facilities, A television screen for the scoreboard was installed and debuted on November 22, 2006, when the Red Wings played the Vancouver Canucks. That same day, the arena's West Entrance was named the "Gordie Howe Entrance" in honor of legendary Red Wings player Gordie Howe.