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Appreciation lunch held to thank crews at Little Caesars Arena

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Crews working hard on the new, innovative Little Caesars Arena were treated to a complementary BBQ lunch, a commemorative t-shirt and a shot of encouragement and praise recently.

With just a few weeks until the new sports and entertainment venue debuts, Christopher Ilitch, President and and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc.; Dennis Aguirre, President of Iron Workers Local 25; and Sean Hollister, Senior Project Manager for Barton Malow Hunt White praised nearly 1,000 workers from a variety of skilled trades.

The arena construction project is part of The District Detroit, which will create 12,500 construction and construction-related jobs.

Little Caesars Arena will open on Sept. 12, 2017.

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The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions — The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

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