Little Caesars Arena (Detroit Red Wings)

The newly minted Little Caesars Arena, which opened in 2017 and cost over $862 million to build, is home to the Detroit Red Wings who compete in the Atlantic Division of the NHL’s Eastern Conference.  The multi-purpose venue, which is also home to the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, is part of a downtown Detroit revitalization.  The area, called The District Detroit, encompasses multiple sports venues, plus residential and commercial properties making it a go-to area of the city for entertainment.  Restaurants and event space adjacent to the arena stay open all year long to continuously attract visitors to the area. 

The Detroit Red Wings, who previously played their home games at Joe Louis Arena, was founded in 1926 and was originally known as the Cougars.  The Red Wings were one of the NHL’s original six teams, and through the 2020-2021 are the United States based team that has won the most Stanley Cups, racking up eleven championships during their long history. The franchise has had long streaks of great success, missing the playoffs only four times from the 1931-32 season to the 1965-66 season and then missing the playoffs only twice from 1983-84 to 2015-16. The Red Wings have stayed true to their roots, having one of the most consistent logos, the winged wheel, for almost nine decades. 

How many seats are in Little Caesars Arena

Little Caesars Arena, which replaced Joe Louis Arena as the Red Wings home ice and The Palace at Auburn Hills for the Pistons, has a seating capacity of 19,515 for ice hockey and 20,332 for basketball.  There are several premium seating areas including a “gondola” seating level suspended above the stands. 

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Directions – How to get to Little Caesars Arena

Little Caesars Arena is located at 2645 Woodward Avenue.  The arena is diagonally across  Interstate 75 from Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers.  There are seven different numbered bus lines you can take to the arena from various parts of the city. Another way to avoid traffic when taking in a Detroit Red Wings game is to take the Q Line streetcar to the Sproat Street/Adelaide Street station, which is adjacent to Little Caesars Arena. 

Where to Park Near Little Caesars Arena?

As part of the entertainment area of the city called The District Detroit, there are 32 parking locations within walking distance to Little Caesars Arena.  The District Detroit has its own mobile app which allows you to book your parking online at a savings of 25%.  When you pre-pay you have also ensured a spot and entry and exit are made more efficient through the app. As of 2021, there is still construction ongoing in the area, so be sure to factor this into your drive and arrival time. 

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.


To reserve your parking spot, visit the Detroit Red Wings SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Other Little Caesars Arena FAQs

What is the Little Caesars Arena Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

According to the Little Caesars Arena website, management encourages all participants, guests, and other individuals who attend large gatherings to seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center, health care center, or other testing location 1-3 days before the gathering. Proof of a negative COVID test is not currently required for entry to our venue (as of September 2021).  This can vary from game to game, so please be sure to check the most up to date information before attending. 

How much is a Detroit Red Wings hockey ticket?

Picking a random Red Wings game at Little Caesars Arena during the 2021-22 season, standard ticket pricing starts at about $65 plus fees.  Some of the best seats in the house, lower level 100 section, are priced at $179.  

What hockey teams play at the Little Caesars Arena?

As of the 2017-18 season, the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL have called Little Caesars Arena home.  Their practice facility including a rink is also housed within the venue. The practice rink  serves as the home of both Little Caesars AAA Hockey Club and Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League as well.


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