Get Your Piece Of History

Seats and other fixtures will be available by online auction to the general public beginning 12 May 2018.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Seats and other fixtures will be available by online auction to the general public beginning 12 May 2018.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(DETROIT, MI) – Starting this Saturday, Detroit Red Wings aficionados can begin purchasing items from Joe Louis Arena, including their favourite seats. The 16,000 seats will range in price from $150 to $350 (US) each via online auction, plus a minimum buyer’s premium of 18 per cent.

Seats are only sold in pairs.

All Red Wings specific items have already been removed from the arena and is not available as part of the fixtures auction.

The City of Detroit is handling the sale of the items and will receive the premium, expected to total about $1 million. The city funded the construction of the $57 million JLA in 1979. Joe Louis Arena is scheduled for demolition.

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