Sale Of Joe Louis Arena Seats To Begin Tuesday, May 1

The seats from Joe Louis Arena are going on sale for the public starting May 12.

Evan Jankens
May 01, 2018 - 9:05 am

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – Detroit Red Wings fans now have the opportunity to own a piece of Joe Louis Arena history.

Miedema Asset Management Group, Inc. and Robert Levy Associates, LLC will manage the sale of the seats and other assets from the Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings’ home for 38 seasons. The City of Detroit owns the arena.

Starting May 1, current Red Wings full and partial season ticket holders, suite holders and sponsors will have the opportunity to purchase arena seats at www.thejoeseats.com. The general public sale of seats will begin Saturday, May 12.  Seats will be sold in minimum sets of 2 - and will start at $150 per seat.  Additional charges apply to fans requesting specific seats.  Purchased seats will be available for either on-site pick-up or shipping at a future date.  Please check the website for pricing, availability and terms. All seats will include a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

“Pricing of the seats was determined carefully to make owning a piece of the incredible Joe Louis Arena history affordable to all fans, even though there are limited quantities available,” said Robert Levy and Scott Miedema.  “Current season ticket holders, suite holders and sponsors will have first priority.  All remaining seats will be sold on a First-Come-First Serve basis.”

The sale of the other Joe Louis Arena assets will be sold via an online auction at www.orbitbid.com and www.rlevyinc.com/sales this May.  These will include items ranging from furniture, lighting, signs, chilling systems and other basic infrastructure, but also will include suite wet bars and The Joe’s official scoreboard.  The sale of the infrastructure items will be available at private sale.  Interested individuals can find out more by calling 1-800-LAST BID (1-800-527-8243). 

The Detroit Red Wings played at the Joe Louis Arena, from 1979 through 2017.  In addition to being the home base for four Stanley Cup championships, six Stanley Cup finals, various sporting events and concerts, the arena also hosted the 1980 Republican National Convention.

The one-time revenue from the auction will be used to offset the city’s cost of maintaining the arena, particularly utility and security costs.  Miedema and Levy will be donating a portion of their fees to three Detroit Charities including Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Sparky Anderson’s CATCH and Brilliant Detroit.

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