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A Grand Opening for Detroit's New Downtown Sports and Entertainment Arena

The Pistons and the Red Wings have a new home in Downtown Detroit—bringing all four of Detroit's professional sports teams into the same neighborhood.
September 6, 2017, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Detroit’s newest playground — Little Caesars Arena — has arrived," according to John Gallagher.

"Members of the Ilitch family will join Mayor Mike Duggan today to cut the ribbon on the new $863-million addition to Detroit’s growing sports and entertainment district," adds Gallagher. The first official event to be held at the new venue: a concert by Kid Rock on September 12.

Gallagher provides some context for the grand opening, and then lists all the amenities the new arena boasts. Planetizen has been covering news about the arena as it unfolded over the past few years.

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Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Detroit Free Press
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