Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 6/19/13
Good news Red Wings fans, those long lines to use the restrooms, lack of amenities while attending Red Wings games and making sure a life insurance policy is in hand while climbing the JLA steps may soon be coming to an end. Wednesday, the Wings and the Downtown Development Authority announced a $650 million plan for a new 18,000 seat arena and entertainment district that would replace the 32-year old outdated Joe Louis Arena. From ESPN.com: “Today, this public-private partnership took a significant step forward in laying the groundwork for a major catalyst development, which will create approximately 8,300 jobs, stimulate economic activity and have a positive and lasting impact on our community,” said Christopher Ilitch, son of Mike Ilitch and president and chief executive of Ilitch Holdings Inc., another family company. The plan for a new arena for the Red Wings has been a growing focus of Mike Ilitch’s for quite sometime now and has recently picked up some steam within the last s...
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