Anyone looking for a winner looks no further than Joe Louis Arena, home of the Red Wings. Fans who secure Red Wings parking and head into the arena are treated to a competitive hockey team year-in and year-out.
No American hockey franchise has more titles than the Red Wings, who have lifted the cup 11 times in team history. Only the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs have more in the NHL. The difference between Detroit and those two? The Red Wings still win them. Montreal hasn’t won a league title in 20 years, while Toronto’s been on a Stanley Cup drought since 1967. The Red Wings won one as recently as 2008, 72 years after they won their first.
The Joe is fortunate enough to see a chunk of that success, as four of the Stanley Cup seasons came at this venue, in 1997, 1998, 2002 and the one in 2008. And two of those were clinched on home ice. The Red Wings also made Stanley Cup appearances in 2009 and 1995 here. People looking for Joe Louis Arena parking for Red Wings game have been flat-out spoiled. The last time the Wings missed the playoffs in 22 seasons. And the last time they missed consecutive postseasons was 1983.
Unfortunately for Joe Louis loyalists, the arena’s days may be numbered. Talks began of a new arena in 2009 after the Red Wings elected not to renew the Joe. A few years later the city announced a plan for a new 18,000-seat stadium, with the wheels in motion.
Joe Louis Arena will go out a winner thanks to the success of its tenants. As long as they remain at the Joe, you can find your Red Wings parking on ParkWhiz. Book a space in advance to avoid any unneeded game-day hassle and assure yourself of a guaranteed parking space.