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Announced: Chevrolet Season Premiere For Home Opener

New red carpet walk gives fans chance to see and cheer on Red Wings players up close before home opener at Joe Louis Arena

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced the details for the first-ever Chevrolet Season Premiere to give fans an opportunity to cheer on the Red Wings players as they walk down a red carpet prior to the Home Opener on Monday, Oct. 17 against the Ottawa Senators at Joe Louis Arena. The event will take place from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. near the East Entrance to Joe Louis Arena along Steve Yzerman Drive and facing the Detroit RiverWalk.

To launch the celebration for the Home Opener, all Red Wings players will arrive via Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado vehicles to the East Entrance of The Joe where they will be introduced by public address announcer Erich Freiny. The players will then walk the red carpet and enter The Joe through the Zamboni Entrance. Red Wings fans will be encouraged to line the red carpet to cheer on the team as they embark on the 2016-17 season.

"The celebration for the Home Opener will get off to an exciting start with the new red carpet entrance to give our fans an opportunity to see their hockey heroes up close before they enter The Joe," said Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. "The Chevrolet Season Premiere is one of many new events and initiatives scheduled for this season to create new and lasting memories as we celebrate the 'Farewell Season at The Joe.'"

The Chevrolet Season Premiere is free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot along the red carpet. All parking lots surrounding Joe Louis Arena will open at 1:00 p.m. and the doors to The Joe will open at 5:30 p.m. - two hours in advance of the Home Opener - to accommodate fans who arrive early for the red carpet event.

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