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Red Wings Pick Architects for New Arena To Replace Joe Louis

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A new National Hockey League Arena in Detroit will be designed by the architecture firms of HKS Architects and the NBBJ office in Boston that merged with Chan Krieger Sieniewicz to create Chan Krieger NBBJ.

The Red Wings intend to develop a new 18,000-seat facility to replace outdated Joe Louis Arena, sources said. Over the past few years, the team has considered renovating the 33-year-old, city-owned facility as well as sharing the Palace of Auburn Hills with the NBA Pistons and building a new arena for both teams. The team is considering a few sites for a new arena, sources said, including property behind the Fox Theatre, headquarters of Olympia Entertainment, a sports and entertainment company owned by Mike Ilitch, owner of the Red Wings.Well sounds like Ilitch-ville could win big on this one if it all works out. In other news, is this the first time Sports Business Daily has broken an architecture story? Way to be on the development beat, Hockey fans! Deadline Detroit's sports-fan filled office is already looking for a new name for the arena.

· Red Wings closer to new arena with pair of architects [Sports Business Journal]
· What Should The Red Wings Call Their New Home? [Deadline Detroit]