More On Red Wings’ New Home
Details about how fans will experience a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena are being released. Olympia Entertainment says Wednesday that the 20,000-seat arena will include "gondola seating" suspended over the event level, a public plaza with a big video wall and ice for practice and amateur hockey. Construction is on target for a September 2017 opening for the $627 million “Detroit Events Center”. They’ve already dug the hole and poured the foundations. The Wings currently play at Joe Louis Arena, which opened in 1979. The new arena is part of a broader entertainment district being built north of downtown.