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Farewell Season at The Joe

Since 1979, the Detroit Red Wings have called Joe Louis Arena home. During that time, the team has won the Stanley Cup four times, captured a division championship 16 times and qualified for the playoffs 30 times — including a franchise-record run of 25 straight appearances. With the team moving to Little Caesars Arena for the 2017–2018 NHL season, the coming months will be your last to experience the magic of Red Wings hockey at The Joe.


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Baseball season is back and it’s time to take a trip to Comerica Park to cheer on the defending AL Champions. Grab your cap and some peanuts, and come out to Detroit’s first-class ballpark! Here are some things to know if you go:


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The 97.1 The Ticket SportsFest is Detroit’s biggest fan appreciation event and your best opportunity to meet some of your favorite Detroit sports stars. Current and former athletes from the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons, Tigers and Lions will be at SportsFest to sign autographs and meet fans Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.


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Wingnuts: Unite!

 

Wingnut (wing - nut) noun. An over-obsessed, adoring advocate for the Detroit Red Wings, a National Hockey League team.

 

Hockey has finally returned to Hockeytown! With the lockout-shortened season, you’ll have fewer opportunities to cheer on the Red Wings this year, but whether you’re a longtime fan or looking to attend your first game at Joe Louis Arena, here’s your guide to game day in Hockeytown.


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Planning to hibernate this winter? C’mon! This is Detroit! We don’t just brave the cold—we embrace it. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors and stay active in the winter months, as long as you’re willing to celebrate the season.


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