There’s a buzz around town these days as to if, when and where the Detroit Red Wings may build a new arena.
Will the Red Wings vacate Joe Louis Arena and become a tenant at the Palace of Auburn Hills? Will Mike Ilitch buy the Detroit Pistons and merge both teams into a multi-use sports and entertainment venue? Will a new arena be built in Detroit and add a new and exciting dimension to the Motor City sports scene? If so, what would a new venue look like?
Here’s a cool idea:
The New York Yankees fashioned the new state-of-the-art Yankee Stadium to look like the original Yankee Stadium which opened in 1923.
The New York Mets’ new stadium has an exterior that resembles Brooklyn’s old Ebbets Field — and a right field porch that is supposed to be an exact replica of the one that used to be in Tiger Stadium.
The new New York stadiums could very well start a new trend for professional sports venues. Below is a cool concept to make a new venue for the Detroit Red Wings look and feel like their original home, Olympia Stadium.
We’re not sure about the details of the plan, but the concept of creating a venue that looked just like the original Detroit home of the Red Wings is a winner. How sweet would it be to drive past a Detroit childhood memory that was new and shiny — instead of on fire? Three thumbs up for the idea!
We hope the Red Wings brass are listening. If anyone asks, it was their idea.