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#1 Jenny

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:36 PM

From the Freep:

Ilitch aide: A new downtown arena would bustle with technology

Mike Ilitch is "definitely committed" to building a new sports arena downtown, and he would fill it with entertainment technology unlike anything seen before in arenas, Ilitch point man Tom Wilson said this morning.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:41 PM

Sounds good to me! :clap:

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:48 PM

AWESOME!!! I want a big screen in the arena.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:56 PM

AWESOME!!! I want a big screen in the arena.

Yes, a BIG, BIG screen.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:32 PM

I wonder if it will have Crowdwave technology:
http://sports.yahoo....?urn=nhl-277518

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:18 PM

I still hate the idea of a joint stadium... hopefully he puts some of that great technology and focus on ice quality.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:25 PM

Take a s*** all over Pittsburgh's new barn.

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#8 cjm502

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:46 PM

Take a s*** all over Pittsburgh's new barn.

Ilitch is absolutely loaded and dedicated. If he is building a new barn for 2 major Detroit sports teams I dont see him building anything less than spectacular. Im pretty excited to see what comes together in the next few years.

Mike Ilitch is "definitely committed" to building a new sports arena downtown, and he would fill it with entertainment technology unlike anything seen before in arenas


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:48 PM

I sure hope he does not expect for the City of Detroit to pay for some of it like they did for Comerica Park. If the City was healthy I would be for it but it can barley pay for public services let alone paying for part of a new stadium.

Edited by dragonballgtz, 17 October 2010 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:01 PM

I'm sure whatever he decides to do will be awesome, but it'll be hard to say goodbye to the Joe.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:07 PM

I see were all still falling for this s***! Ilitch's point man.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:19 PM

Little Caesars Center. Cant wait.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:16 PM

DO IT DO IT. JUST DON'T INCLUDE THE PISTONS.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:37 PM

Fine by me so as long the boards are just as active. I love reading other teams' fans ***** about how active our boards are! :thumbup:

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:36 PM

My only hope is that it is very handicap accessible.
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:42 PM

Little Caesars Center. Cant wait.


Not to pick on you, but I keep seeing names like this. It will be something outside of Illitch Holdings, because he won't make any money off of a name if it comes from his own business.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:58 PM

Fine by me so as long the boards are just as active. I love reading other teams' fans ***** about how active our boards are! :thumbup:

I wish other teams boards were like ours. It will add some cool looking plays to the game IMO.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:19 PM

Not to pick on you, but I keep seeing names like this. It will be something outside of Illitch Holdings, because he won't make any money off of a name if it comes from his own business.


Why wouldn't Illitch Holdings possibly take advantage of such a marketing scheme? Look at Ford Field, same thing.

Also I still love the Joe no matter what most people think and I agree it will be very hard to say goodbye.

Edited by LOredwing248, 18 October 2010 - 10:20 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:29 PM

Not to pick on you, but I keep seeing names like this. It will be something outside of Illitch Holdings, because he won't make any money off of a name if it comes from his own business.

Ya I agree with you! I still like the idea of Delta Centre (I know it has been used in the NBA before, but not anymore.) With Delta Airlines being the major airline in Detroit now, it makes sense. But another one to consider, and this could have a little to do with Grand Rapids being associated with the Wings, how about Meijer Gardens? Here's a few more to chew on:

Amway Place

Better Made Arena

Art Van 1/2 Off Centre (:lol:)

Bing Steel House

Belle Tire Hub

Deja Vu Centre

You have other companies like: Delphi, Dow Chemical, Faygo, Gordon Foods, Guardian Industries (Ironic!), Jiffy Mix, Penske Automotive, Roush Performance, Whirlpool, Ally, Lear, Visteon, Spartan Stores. Then again, Comerica Bank is now headquartered in Dallas, so who knows! I say Illitch should dump Comerica as soon as the contract expires just for being yet another Michigan born company that turned its back on us!

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:34 PM

not trying to be negative, but what are the chances mike is even around when this is complete? I mean the guy is already 81 :unsure:

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