DETROIT – Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings invite fans to be part of Detroit history by donating or loaning items that are part of Detroit hockey, music and entertainment heritage, which will be displayed at Little Caesars Arena, the new home of the Red Wings.
Little Caesars Arena – in the heart of The District Detroit – will be a major point of convergence for community, sports, music and entertainment events. Little Caesars Arena will also be a destination in itself as it will be filled with engaging spaces that display the proud heritage of the Red Wings and the incomparable history of music and entertainment in the city of Detroit.
The donated or loaned items may come from any of the Olympia Entertainment and Red Wings venues, including Joe Louis Arena, Olympia Stadium, Border City Arena in Windsor, Fox Theatre and others. These items will be exhibited with items that are presently on display at Joe Louis Arena, as well as iconic objects and displays from Joe Louis Arena itself. Items that have never been seen outside our archives area will also be displayed for the first time.
“We’re excited to enlist our fans and give them an opportunity to be a part of Little Caesars Arena. Historical items will be used to create extraordinary features and displays, allowing us to look back and celebrate the history of the Red Wings, as well as the tradition of great music and entertainment that helped shape the culture of Detroit,” said Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment.
Items that may be of great public interest include:
•Jerseys, uniforms, costumes, clothing (partial/complete)
•Hockey or hockey-related equipment
•Musical instruments and equipment
•Photos, posters, documents (books, magazines, news articles)
•Audio or video recordings
•Game and event Items (tickets, playbills, programs, patches)
“We’re looking to integrate heritage throughout the building, and the fans will play a huge role in the storytelling by sharing great moments, milestones, people, places and things that have defined Red Wings history, or the history of music and entertainment in the city,” said Marcel Parent, Director of Curation and Content Activation for Olympia Entertainment.
For more details, please visit DetroitRedWings.com/ItemDonation.