- Address: 2645 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 20,000
- Opened: 5 September 2017
- Main use: Basketball, ice hockey
- Tenants: Detroit Pistons (basketball), Detroit Red Wings (ice hockey)
Extra stadium info – Little Caesars Arena
The construction of the Little Caesars Arena, which is named after a pizza chain, started in 2014. The construction costs of the arena, opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Detroit, were $862 million. The Little Caesars Arena opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. It is known as the home of the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association and the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.
The Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons basketball club was founded in 1941 under a different name. They won several NBA championships. The Pistons drew an average home attendance of 17,000 in their first-ever National Basketball Association season at the Little Caesars Arena. They played their inaugural game at the Little Caesars Arena against the Charlotte Hornets from North Carolina on 4 October 2017. The Detroit Pistons lost the game. They faced the Hornets again in their first-ever NBA game at the Little Caesars Arena. The match was played on 18 October 2017. The Pistons defeated the Hornets 102-90 in that game.
The Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings ice hockey club was founded in 1926 under a different name. In 2002, they became the first NHL club from the United States with 10 Stanley Cup titles. The Red Wings drew an average home attendance of 19,000 in their first-ever National Hockey League season at the Little Caesars Arena. They played their inaugural game at the Little Caesars Arena against the Boston Bruins from Massachusetts on 23 September 2017. The Detroit Red Wings won the game 5-1. They played their first NHL game at the arena on 5 October 2017. The Red Wings won the game after defeating the Minnesota Wild 4-2.