Well it’s officially official. The Wings are going to get a new rink – and it sounds like not just that either. They’ll be getting an entire district centered around the new rink in Downtown Detroit.
After years of hints and speculation, the Ilitch family took the first steps Tuesday toward building a new entertainment district downtown anchored by a multipurpose arena that would be home to the Ilitch-owned Detroit Red Wings.
No site has been chosen, but the proposed $650-million district would offer much more than hockey. The multipurpose arena would host a range of shows, concerts and other events, and the broader district would include residential housing, retail shopping, office space and more.
You know, as much as I love the Joe, I’m good with this. Hopefully they make it modern, but with the blue collar feel as well, keeping as much as the tradition and history alive as they can. Maybe even the troughs too. You know, just because.
You gotta give...