Red Wings Unveil Plans For New Arena, Entertainment District
The Red Wings today unveiled details of the team’s planned new arena and surrounding multipurpose entertainment district, which will open in the summer of ’17. The development, overseen by team Owner Mike Ilitch’s Olympia Development, will be integrated with Comerica Park, Ford Field and other attractions in downtown Detroit (Red Wings).
The development "promises to be the city’s boldest and most significant development since the Renaissance Center of the 1970s," and will include what is "perhaps the nation’s most innovative multipurpose arena." The arena itself, "still unnamed, will be built in a 'deconstructed' fashion with the souvenir shops, team offices, restaurants, ticket offices and similar spaces being built outside the arena but linked by a glass-topped interior street that will serve as a year-round venue for events" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 7/20).