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Joe Louis Arena & Cobo Hall (9059, 77012-D)


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9059, 77012-D

JOE LOUIS ARENA: Detroit Red Wings (NHL) (1979–present) Detroit Drive (AFL) (1988–1993) Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (OHL) (1991–1992) Detroit Junior Red Wings (OHL) (1992–1995) Detroit Rockers (NPSL) (1996–2001) Detroit Turbos (MILL) (1989–1994)

Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed The Joe and JLA is a hockey arena in Detroit, Michigan. It is the home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Completed in 1979 at a cost of $57 million, Joe Louis Arena is named after boxer and former heavyweight champion Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. This makes it one of three remaining NHL arenas without a corporate sponsorship name (the others being Madison Square Garden in New York and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island). It is also one of the oldest venues in the NHL.

The Detroit Pistons of the NBA used the arena for Game 5 of their 1984 playoff series against the New York Knicks when the Pontiac Silverdome was unavailable due to a scheduling conflict. In the game, Piston star Isiah Thomas scored 16 points in the final 1:34 of regulation to send the game into overtime before the Pistons lost. The Pistons were forced to return to Joe Louis Arena for 15 games during the 1984–85 season, after the roof of the Silverdome collapsed during a snowstorm.

Joe Louis Arena was the site of the decisive Game 5 of the 2006 WNBA Finals between the Sacramento Monarchs and Detroit Shock on September 9, due to The Palace of Auburn Hills (the Shock's usual home arena) already being used for a Mariah Carey concert on the same day. The Shock won the game 80–75 to clinch the championship.

Former Arena Football League team the Detroit Drive also had success during their time at the arena, playing in six consecutive ArenaBowls from 1988 to 1993 and winning four of them. Four of the games (ArenaBowl III, ArenaBowl IV, ArenaBowl V and ArenaBowl VII were played in Joe Louis Arena.

COBO HALL: It was the home of the Detroit Pistons (1961-1978), the Michigan Stags of the WHA (1974-1975), the Detroit Ambassadors of the Ontario Hockey League (1990-1992), the Detroit Dogs of the American Basketball Association (2000-2001), the Detroit Rockers of the National Professional Soccer League (along with Joe Louis Arena) from 1990-2001, and the University of Detroit Mercy men's basketball team (along with Calihan Hall). The facility also hosted the 1990-1992 Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournaments.

Cobo Arena has consistently served as a concert venue for acts of all genres. Concert albums of Madonna The Virgin Tour, KISS (Alive! - Including the iconic arena photo on the album's back cover), Bob Seger (Live Bullet), Kid Rock (Live Trucker) The Tragically Hip (Live Between Us), Journey (Captured) and Yes (Yesshows) were all recorded, in whole or in part, in the arena. On September 25 and 26, 2009, Kiss performed at the Cobo Arena wanting to play there one last time before it gets torn down to expand Cobo Center.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome

Dist. by Penrod/Hiawatha

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