"The Joe's" days as the home of the Detroit Red Wings are numbered
For the past 35 years, "Hockeytown" in Detroit has meant the on Detroit's Riverfront. But " The Joe's" days as the home of the Detroit Red Wings are numbered.
The Wings are headed north to the Cass Corridor area between downtown at Midtown.
A new $450-million, 18,000 seat arena is on the way for Wings owner Mike Ilitch, perhaps as early as the 2016-2017 season.
And what's drawing fire from critics like my next guest is the fact that the stadium deal has the public covering nearly 60% of the sticker price the Ilitches will get all the revenues from the new stadium, and the whole deal was unveiled publicly the week after Detroit declared bankruptcy.
Bill Bradley is a columnist at Next City, where he covers economic development in cities. He dug into the new Wings arena in a piece for nextcity.org. It's title? "Red Wings Stadium Upset! Why Taxpayers are Losing--Again--in Detroit."