Re: New $444 million hockey arena is still a go in Detroit, wtf?
The team will never relocate.
Think about it logically though, building a $400m stadium like that will provide jobs and drive the local economy especially if they decide to use local resources for the construction. It seems like a bad idea but when you think about it it makes sense. They can't just give $400m to the city and expect it to get out of it's depression. Their economy needs to be driven somehow and this is a good way to get it started.
I'm not sure how long it takes to build something like that but even if it's a temporary fix it's better than nothing.