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And there she goes.
After 29 years of standing as the Jewel of “Metro”-Detroit, the arena that saw The Bad Boys and the ’04 Phenomenon; The Malice at The Palace; a continuous-string of Warped Tours and Concerts, and most importantly: the Detroit Vipers.
The Detroit Red Wings take the ice today for the final time at Joe Louis Arena, the last of the arenas/stadiums from a terrible era of design, that was based more on function rather than features or aesthetics.
And ugly, gray building built along the Detroit River, it had no windows, nothing that made it stand out from the outside, and the narrowest, most cramped walkways and bathrooms you’ve ever experienced.
To put it mildly, it was a dump. But it was an awesome dump.