Joe Louis Arena
Joe Louis Arena600 Civic Center Drive
Detroit, MI 48226
Joe Louis Arena, often referred to as "The Joe," opened in 1979 and was named after boxing legend Joe Louis. Home of the Detroit Red Wings for nearly 30 years, Joe Louis Arena houses 67 suites, five super suites and the exclusive Comerica Bank Legends Club and members only Olympia Club. Paying homage to its rich hockey history, "The Joe" welcomes guests through an exclusive Gordie Howe entrance, featuring three larger-than-life bronze statues of Red Wings legends Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Alex Delvecchio. Over the years Joe Louis Arena has played host to a variety of musical artists, exclusive concerts, ice shows, college hockey and occasionally hosted the NBA Detroit Pistons and WNBA Detroit Shock. It is one of three NHL arenas without a corporate sponsorship name.
600 Civic Center Drive
Detroit, MI 48226
From Ontario: Take the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, exit Randolph Street, turn right on East Jefferson Avenue and then immediately right on Renaissance Drive West. Go to the very end and turn right on Atwater Street. Eventually this becomes Civic Center Drive and takes you to the arena.
From anywhere else: Take the 10, John C Lodge Freeway and exit at West Jefferson Avenue. Cross over and go west on West Jefferson, then turn right on Third Street. This becomes Civic Center Drive and takes you to the arena.
The Joe Louis Arena garage located on W. Jefferson is connected to the building. Other public parking is available in garages downtown, from which you can take the People Mover to the arena.
Joe Louis Arena is served by public bus and the People Mover. For schedules and more information, visit the Detroit Transit Authority Web site. A free shuttle from several downtown Detroit bars & restaurants is also available.