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Detroit’s New Little Caesars Arena Now Open

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A new era of sports and entertainment begins today in Detroit as Little Caesars Arena officially opens to the public with the first of many exciting games, concerts and events planned throughout the remainder of 2017 and beyond.

The first concerts will be followed by the first Detroit Red Wings preseason game on Sept. 23 and the first Detroit Pistons preseason game in October. Stars like Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry and many others are also booked to perform in the months ahead.

Little Caesars Arena is located in The District Detroit – a $1.2 billion live, work and play development fueling the city’s redevelopment — one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country.

All around Little Caesars Arena, new mixed-use office, retail and residential buildings adjacent to the arena on Woodward Avenue and Henry Street set the stage for an incredible new community-focused destination that puts fans and neighbors at the center of the action.

The 20,000-seat arena bowl with state-of-the-art visual technology, lighting and sound will immerse fans in a new sensational atmosphere unlike any other in the country and create an intimidating environment for opposing teams. 

Elements such as the outdoor Chevrolet Plaza where fans can watch the action happening inside on a massive video wall; the Via concourse, a covered pedestrian walkway, with new shops and restaurants and inside the Via, the jewel skin projection screen welcomes fans to the arena in a new and unique way.

So far, more than 2,000 people have been hired to work at Little Caesars Arena in a variety of permanent positions. Of those, more than 60 percent are Detroit residents.

The District Detroit has also awarded more than $475 million, totaling 61 percent, in contracts to Detroit-based companies. Michigan-based companies, including those in Detroit, have received 94 percent of the nearly $700 million in contracts.

The District Detroit will ultimately account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and create thousands of jobs.

For more information on all the upcoming games, concerts and events happening in and around Little Caesars Arena, check out our events page. And download our app for help with parking, concessions and purchasing tickets.

About The District Detroit

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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