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Joe Louis Arena
The Joe, JLA
Joe Louis Arena.JPG
Location 600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Coordinates 42°19′31″N 83°3′5″W / 42.32528°N 83.05139°W / 42.32528; -83.05139Coordinates: 42°19′31″N 83°3′5″W / 42.32528°N 83.05139°W / 42.32528; -83.05139
Broke ground 1977
Opened December 12, 1979
Owner City of Detroit
Operator Olympia Entertainment
Construction cost $57 million
Architect Smith, Hinchmen and Grylls Associates
Capacity Ice hockey: 20,066
Basketball: 21,800
Professional wrestling: 16,685
Detroit Red Wings (NHL) (1979–present)
Detroit Drive (AFL) (1988–1993)
Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (OHL) (1991–1992)
Detroit Junior Red Wings (OHL) (1992–1995)
Detroit Rockers (NPSL) (1996–2001)
Detroit Turbos (MILL) (1989–1994)
Royal Rumble (WWE) (2009)

Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed The Joe and JLA is a hockey arena in Detroit, Michigan. It is the home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.

Joe Louis Arena also hosted the 2009 Royal Rumble.