Joe Louis Arena

Detroit Red Wings (NHL, 1979 ) Detroit Drive (AFL, 1988-1993 ) Detroit Compuware Ambassadors ( OHL, 1991-1992) Detroit Junior Red Wings ( OHL, 1992-1995) Detroit Rockers ( NPSL, 1996-2001) Detroit Turbos ( MILL, 1989-1994)

The Joe Louis Arena is the venue of the home matches of NHL teams Detroit Red Wings. The arena was built from 1977 to 1979 in close proximity to the Detroit River in downtown Detroit. It was named after heavyweight boxing champions Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit, and belongs to the city of Detroit. It is operated directly adjacent to the Cobo Hall Arena Olympia Entertainment, Inc.


Regularly the "Joe" is used by the hockey team of the Detroit Red Wings, who have won eleven Stanley Cups. The Detroit Pistons also contributed some home games there because the roof of the 1985 Pontiac Silver dome was damaged. From 1996, also played the football team Detroit Rockers in the arena, the team was, however, dissolved in 1999.

In 1980 also the nominating convention of the Republican Party took place there. In addition, the arena is used for concerts.


Video cube

Banner with the jersey numbers of the Red Wings locked under the ceiling