Joe Louis Arena

600 Civic Center Dr
Detroit, MI 48226


  • Fanatic Fact: The Octopus toss started in 1952 when the Red Wings played at the Detroit Olympia by fan Pete Cusimano.
  • Joe Louis Arena - also known as the "JLA" or "The Joe"-is the home of the Detroit Red Wings.The Red Wings have won three cups in the JLA and twice (in 1997 and 2002) they've clinched the championship.
  • During the 1996 Western Conference Finals, two local Detroiters threw a 50-pound octopus onto the ice at this place. Thats right, five-zero. It was one giant cephalopod.
  • Join the Red Wings on Thursday for the fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night!
  • Watch Todd Bertuzzi dish out an "Eat my Shit" goal on the Blackhawks.
  • For people in from Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Denver -- count the Stanley Cup banners, then add all yours together and remember who owns your ass. :-)
  • Not only does he own the Detroit Red Wings (and Little Caesars Pizza), Michael Ilitch Sr. also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • If you're gonna throw an octopus on the ice, boil it first. It looks a lot cooler & doesn't smell. Plus, everyone around you will thank you for not getting slimed!
  • home of the detroit red wings, check out the banners from all the championships, and the octopus hanging from the ceiling.
  • My favorite place to watch hockey... That I've been to so far anyway!! Go Wings!! (Also, the new upstairs bathrooms are the Joe's best kept secret! There is almost never a wait!)
  • It's GAME DAY! Red Wings - Senators - 7:00 P.M. on FOX Sports Detroit and 97.1 FM.
  • When they play Don't Stop Believin', you must shout out real loud, "South Detroit." It's a rule and will give you street cred.
  • Try the hockey
  • Use the free program's beer map to find the spots where your favorite beer is sold in the stadium. After the game, buy a Stanley Cup Championship banner and use it as a curtain in your home.
  • Seven weeks from today!
  • Love my Wings and if you come to a game, do not forget the octopus
  • Home of Hockey Town... need I really say anymore??
  • Favorite place in the world.
  • Red Wings are running out of room for all these banners :)
  • Remember: The first step to accomplishing your dream is to wake up.

Nearby places

555 E Lafayette Blvd (Beaubien)
118 W Lafayette Blvd (at Michigan Ave)