Detroit development continues to march on big time – or in this case, skate on – and the Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Development of Michigan want to celebrate.
When the new home of the Red Wings, Little Caesars Arena, opens this coming September it will be another anchor for The District Detroit, a 50-block, $1.2 billion development that includes six theaters, five neighborhoods, and three professional sports venues.
A project of Olympia Development of Michigan, it will be one of the largest developments of its kind in the country. And, the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons and Lions will play in venues within four blocks of each other – making it home to the greatest density of professional sports teams in the country.
Comerica Park, Ford Field, Fox Theatre and the Fillmore are already in the area and new restaurants, shops, offices and residential are in the works. The plan is to connect Midtown to downtown Detroit in one vibrant, walkable area.
Data from the University of Michigan shows The District Detroit will account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion and create 12,500 construction and construction-related jobs and 1,100 permanent jobs.
It’s a big deal.
On Saturday, January 14, the Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Development of Michigan are teaming up to host The District Detroit Night at Joe Louis Arena when the Wings will skate against the Pittsburgh Penguins. There will be promotional giveaways, videos and updates on The District Detroit development.
The first 7,500 fans at the game will receive limited-edition Red Wings/The District Detroit hats. Tickets are available by visiting DetroitRedWings.com or by calling 313-471-7575.
“Our fans are the best in the league and deserve the very best experience when they come to a game or a show,” says Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. “We look forward to giving them this chance to get a first-hand look into what’s planned for The District Detroit and everything they have to look forward to – new places to live, work and play coming online around our new home at Little Caesars Arena and beyond. It’s making an amazing destination even more exciting, and we’re thrilled to welcome our fans to the new arena and The District Detroit next season.”
It’s all part of the Farewell Season at The Joe, which continues through 2017 in celebration of the arena’s 38 years in Detroit as the home of the Detroit Red Wings.
The Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons will play at Little Caesars Arena beginning with the 2017-18 NHL hockey and NBA basketball seasons. The new arena will have restaurants, shops, bars and offices.
Olympia Development of Michigan says it has awarded nearly $350 million in contracts to Detroit-based businesses, more than 60 percent of all contracts awarded, and more than $530 million to Michigan businesses, representing more than 93 percent of all contract awards.
Visit www.DistrictDetroit.com to learn more or follow The District Detroit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.