They were going to sell the rights to some company. To think otherwise is really naive.
So all this "it should have been named after a Red Wing" is pointless. Where in the NHL has that happened in today's day and age??
That's the point we aren't talking about your every day expansion , sunrise team here, this is Hockeytown, history, tradition, original 6 and all-time great players who deserved to have it makes after them
I'd rather be naive than accepting some of the stupid stuff that's going on in today's day and age. Better to change things back to the way they were what a next ads on players jerseys? Sponsored team names? Corporate bulls*** and marketing shouldn't have a place in such a historic sport.
The point on national TV and even during the pregame television feeds on Fox Sports Detroit they will have aerial shots of the Arena and the entire country will see the Little Caesars logo instead of the Detroit Red Wings logo. Absolutely disgusting and disappointing.
Welcome to the 21St century, everyone. Advertising is the way of life. The building will be amazing regardless of what it's called.
Well there a lot of things wrong in the 21 century, which were much better in the old days ... advertisement is for sure on that list.
A building without a soul is not amazing no matter how luxurious it may be. Best example is the Pens arena modern and comfortable beyond believe but Pens fans are missing the atmosphere of the igloo.
Why does every team need a new arena ? Why not improve the old one? I'm sure the Joe would have looked absolutely gorgeous with a huge renovation but no no, a bankrupt city decides to throw 200 down the toilete.
And the next plastic dome is already in the works...The new oilers arena good times
As cool as it would be to have the logo on the roof it's meh to me. Not like you'll see it from the ground anyways.
But you would see it on every television broadcast. Instead we get a pizza character.
This is an incredibly disappointing decision for me, all around. Like most Detroit fans, I like to think that there is something special and unique about this team and its history, especially for an American-based team. A large part of that was wrapped up in our arena, and the ownership is throwing all of that away. It's an embarrassment and makes it harder to be passionate about hockey in Detroit. I seriously hope they reconsider.
Our Original 6 heritage should not have been sold so cheaply.