It was impossible to keep a tally on the "thank you's" exchanged at the ground breaking for the Red Wings Arena today. Chris Ilitch thanked his parents, Governor Snyder thanked Chris's parents, Mayor Duggan said a lot of thank you's, and George Cushingberry, Jr. also said a lot of thank you's. It was pretty typical. The new stadium has some controversial financing, but the invite-only event today had no protestors. It was our first look inside the shipping container circle that had been set up as a "Launch Pavilion."
· The $450M Red Wings Arena Breaks Ground Tomorrow! [Curbed Detroit]