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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Joe

The Joe Louis Arena (a.k.a. The Joe) has been the home for our Detroit Red Wings for 30 years. It is named after the Detroit boxer, Joe Louis, heavyweight champion (we featured his fist here). Holding 20,000 spectators, it is also used for concerts, ice shows and even circuses. The San Jose Sharks come into town this Thursday night followed by the Senators on Saturday. A weird Detroit tradition is to throw an octopus on the ice if our home team scores a goal. No, it is not allowed, but crazy fans sneak them in under their coats or pants!

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME! Just went to my first redwings game at "The Joe" on Saturday! Such a great experience and what an atmosphere of hockey history!
    -Matt from California