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History in the Making at Little Caesars Arena

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Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings invite fans to be part of Little Caesars Arena by contributing items that are part of hockey, music and entertainment history in Detroit

DETROIT – Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings invite fans to be part of Detroit history by donating or loaning items that are part of Detroit hockey, music and entertainment heritage, which will be displayed at Little Caesars Arena, the new home of the Red Wings.

Little Caesars Arena – in the heart of The District Detroit – will be a major point of convergence for community, sports, music and entertainment events. Little Caesars Arena will also be a destination in itself as it will be filled with engaging spaces that display the proud heritage of the Detroit Red Wings and the incomparable history of music and entertainment in the city of Detroit.

The donated or loaned items may come from any of the Olympia Entertainment and Detroit Red Wings venues, including Joe Louis Arena, Olympia Stadium, Border City Arena in Windsor, Fox Theatre and others. These items will be exhibited with items that are presently on display at Joe Louis Arena, as well as iconic objects and displays from Joe Louis Arena itself. Items that have never been seen outside our archives area will also be displayed for the first time.

“We’re excited to enlist our fans and give them an opportunity to be a part of Little Caesars Arena. Historical items will be used to create extraordinary features and displays, allowing us to look back and celebrate the history of the Red Wings, as well as the tradition of great music and entertainment that helped shape the culture of Detroit,” said Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment.

Items that may be of great public interest include:

  • Jerseys, uniforms, costumes, clothing (partial/complete)
  • Hockey or hockey-related equipment
  • Musical instruments and equipment
  • Photos, posters, documents (books, magazines, news articles)
  • Audio or video recordings
  • Game and event Items (tickets, playbills, programs, patches)
  • Other memorabilia

“We’re looking to integrate heritage throughout the building, and the fans will play a huge role in the storytelling by sharing great moments, milestones, people, places and things that have defined Red Wings history, or the history of music and entertainment in the city,” said Marcel Parent, Director of Curation and Content Activation for Olympia Entertainment.

For more details, please visit DetroitRedWings.com/ItemDonation.

About Little Caesars Arena

Home to the Detroit Red Wings, other sports and entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions, the new $627 million Little Caesars Arena will feature a dramatic arena bowl, proximity to the action and great sight lines. Rich with the tradition of the Original Six Detroit Red Wings and Detroit’s incredible musical heritage, Little Caesars Arena will also feature state-of-the-art technology and fan amenities. Little Caesars Arena, the crown jewel of the 50-block revitalization project known as The District Detroit, will open in the fall of 2017, and it’s going to deliver amazing experiences.

About Olympia Entertainment

Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company owned by entrepreneurs Mike and Marian Ilitch, is one of the country’s most diverse sports and entertainment companies and the largest organization of its kind in the Midwest. The company owns and operates Detroit’s Fox Theatre, the intimate City Theatre and also books and operates Joe Louis Arena and books Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and collaborates with the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise and other Ilitch companies.

About The Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings hockey club, an Original Six™ member of the National Hockey League and 11-time Stanley Cup Champion, was purchased by Michael and Marian Ilitch in 1982. Under Ilitch ownership, the team has won four Stanley Cup championships, six Presidents’ Trophies as the NHL’s regular season champion, and 16 division titles. Other Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program and Champion Foods. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns the MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com.

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