Re: New $444 million hockey arena is still a go in Detroit, wtf?
Why not just make The Palace at Auburn Hills a duel use arena and have it be home to both the Pistons and Red Wings. or would that be counter intuative since i think that stadium is a bit outside the city.
Anyway I can see why they would okay the stadium, Red Wings are a huge part of Detroit and most likely bring in a lot of money to the surrounding businesses.
The Palace is way the hell away from the downtown core, so you're on-point with your question about it being counter-intuitive. I wouldn't be opposed to the Pistons / Wings sharing a new arena in downtown Detroit, but that would require agreement between the two different owners.
Being from Windsor, and having attended countless hockey games, numerous concerts and wrestling events at the Joe, I'll be happy when they leave that shithole. Yes, it HAS history. But the amenities are just second-rate all around.
Plus, I just hate those fucking curtains. No more curtains please.