Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 5/21/12
The Detroit Red Wings have been one of the NHL’s older teams for what seems like decades.  As they haven’t gotten any younger, neither has their home, Joe Louis Arena.  Opened in 1979, the JLA is 33 years old and behind the teams as far as the bells and whistles of some of the newer NHL arenas. There have been rumors for a while now that Wings owner Mike Ilitch has been exploring the idea of building a new arena in downtown Detroit.  According to a report in the Sports Business Journal, the Wings are starting to take steps in that direction. HKS, co-designer of American Airlines Center, will team with Chan Krieger NBBJ, a Boston architect specializing in urban developments, according to three industry sources. Officials with both companies said that they could not comment on the situation. Karen Cullen, a corporate spokeswoman for the Red Wings, said there was nothing new to report, adding “our organization has been on record saying we’d like to have a new arena in downtown Detroit...
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