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Preparing To Demolish The Joe

from Craig Custance of The Athletic,

Joe Louis Arena is in its final stages of being picked through and cleaned out before demolition and the results are a bit jarring. Walk down the hallway, past the dressing rooms to where the ice once was and the remaining seats are piled up, waiting to be sold.

Brennen Lubbers, operations manager for Miedema Asset Management Group, which is coordinating the sale of Joe Louis Arena remains, estimates that about 25 percent of the available seats remain for sale. They’re implementing different sales strategies to finish off the last of the sale on TheJoeSeats.com. Seats can still be picked up for $150 per seat....

“Everyone wants the troughs,” he said. “Those will be on the auction. The home team locker room, the urinals, the toilets, the partitions in between. You can take a leak where Stevie Y took a leak.”

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bigfrog's avatar

Good old JLA. People called it a dump, but it was our dump. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 08/04/18 at 08:11 PM ET

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Good old JLA. People called it a dump, but it was our dump. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 08/04/18 at 08:11 PM ET

As a fan, I feel far, far more at home in the old barns like the Joe was (and the Joe wasn’t even really that old).

I prefer the “dumps” where the hockey was the absolute focus.

Posted by Primis on 08/04/18 at 09:19 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

The whole urinal / trough thing is a bit disturbing. Its one thing if you are opening a bar and need the fixtures cheap but for a fan to by toilets because a Wings player crapped there is a new level of loonacy.

A row of seats would be cool for the patio when friends come over.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 08/05/18 at 12:05 AM ET

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