im tired of being left in the dark about this. The Joe is falling apart and it either needs to be renavated ASAP or construction on a new building needs to start. The joe can only take about one more season in its current state, maybe 2 tops.
we can all agree that SOMETHING needs to be done whether its a renovation or a new arena it needs to happen.
I for one will not be buying season tickets, or any tickets for that matter until i know whats going on.
The Wings’ lease with the city-owned Joe Louis Arena expires in June, and team owner Mike Ilitch’s Olympia Entertainment informed the city of Detroit they did not want another long-term lease.
On Thursday, Ilitch told Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket’s morning show that the Wings, “Will probably play their games again” next year at JLA, but that the organization is trying to find a way to build a new downtown area.
“We’re still going to get it done,” Ilitch said.
With an estimated cost of a new arena being $400 million in a tough economy, along with a limited market for building, the Wings aren’t in a rush to move. But it will happen.
Edited by wings1110, 09 May 2010 - 10:30 PM.