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Joe Louis Arena

19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
+1 313-471-7000
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Riverwalk Scenery

As I walk the Detroit riverwalk, I always climb the stairs at the former home of the Detroit Red... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Final Season for Red Wings in Joe Louis Arena

An amazing lifetime experience that I will forever cherish. So sad to see the Joe go, I've been a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit, MI 48826
+1 313-471-7000
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 The suites are nice but understandable outdated for the most part.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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We attended the "Outlaw Concert" at the Joe. Overall it was a good experience -- the only issue that I saw was that their were limited accommodations for people with handicaps. I saw several people with canes etc who had to navigate the stairs --...More

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a tribute review to the place where I learned how to appreciate cheap beer out of thin plastic cups, and the importance of carrying an octopus in your pants *just in case*

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I cannot picture a better place to watch hockey.. no upper level where an oxygen mask is needed to get to your seat. close to the action even in the cheap seats.. Fans are really into the game... atmosphere is incredible..

Thank mikegjones79
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Always wanted to visit the Joe Louis Arena to watch the Detroit Red Wings play but unfortunately the stadium has closed. Not much to see now!

Thank Michael C
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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
17 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.