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MIKE ILITCH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers-Yankees telecast scores big rating on FSD

Tuesday night's Tigers-Yankees game on FOX Sports Detroit was the highest-rated non-simulcast and second highest-rated telecast this season. Only Opening Day, a simulcast with FOX 2, had higher viewership. FOX Sports Detroit's telecast generated an 11.7 household rating (218,000 households) in the Detroit DMA on Tuesday, according to Nielsen. The telecast peaked from 9:15-9:30 p...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings News: New stadium in the plans

The Detroit Red Wings are getting a new arena and it will be ready in the summer of 2017. The project for the Red Wings new arena has started. It will be on the Northern Edge of downtown Detroit. The rink will take up dozens of blocks. The Ilitch family said in a statement about the location, "it will encompass dozens of blocks along and near Woodward Avenue" Mrmiscellanious-Wikimedia...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The District Detroit, including new Red Wings arena unveiled

The full press release is below: DETROIT – Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a world-class Sports and Entertainment District. The project will connect existing and new development efforts in downtown and midtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue with five walkable...
Via Detroit4lyfe
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Ilitch organization announce new Red Wings arena plans

Sunday marked a big day for Mike Ilitch and his business and sports conglomerate when the plans for the new Red Wings arena/district were made public. The $650M dollar projected project (which will be financed by roughly 60-percent of public dollars) will sit in the Cass Corridor district of Detroit stretching all the way up to the FOX Town area through Comerica Park onto Brush Street...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings clinch 23rd straight playoffs appearance

It's official…we're headed to the playoffs again!! #23Straight #RedWings — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 10, 2014 It is the longest active playoffs streak in sports. The Boston Bruins own the longest playoffs streak in sports history at 29, so the Wings need six more straight appearances to tie it. Since Mike Ilitch bought the Red Wings in 1982, the team has missed...
Via Detroit4lyfe
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings owners unable to attend Lidstrom ceremony

DETROIT -- There will be a couple of very important empty seats Thursday night when the Red Wings retire Nick Lidstrom's No. 5 jersey in a special ceremony. Owners Mike and Marian Ilitch are unable to attend. In a statement, Mike Ilitch said: "While Marian and I would love to be there, we won't be at tomorrow's jersey retirement for Nick Lidstrom. This past year, I had a medical...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: Ilitch will do whatever it takes to win World Series

As the offseason turns to the Grapefruit League season, the perception among some Tiger fans remains that the team decided to go on the cheap, dumping salaries to slash payroll. Although I continue to struggle with the Doug Fister trade, begrudgingly, I'm willing to give it some time to see if it benefits the team in the long run. Shedding Prince Fielder -- although the Tigers are...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Morosi: Winter Classic perfect chance to cheer Detroit icon Ilitch

On New Year's Day, more than 100,000 people are expected to gather at America's largest football stadium to watch a hockey game. It will be a spectacle, because of the setting (Michigan Stadium), the ancient rivals (the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs), the prospect of a world-record crowd, the sheer curiosity in the sports version of a hey-wouldn't-this-be-cool 1 a.m....
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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