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Pregame party begins at 4 p.m. today in Chevrolet Plaza

Alumni signings, interactive games, live music, food & drinks scheduled for ticketed and non-ticketed Red Wings fans to celebrate the first hockey game at Little Caesars Arena

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced that a pregame party is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon (Saturday, Sept. 23) in the Chevrolet Plaza at Little Caesars Arena in advance of the Red Wings first preseason home game against the Boston Bruins at 7:00 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit Plus / 1270 AM).

Fans with tickets to tonight's game - and fans without tickets - are invited to the Chevrolet Plaza to celebrate the first hockey game at Little Caesars Arena with Red Wings alumni signings, live music and entertainment, Detroit Red Wings Experience interactive games, food and drinks and much more. The pregame party is free to the general public.

Red Wings Alumni and Stanley Cup Champions, Jiri Fischer and Kris Draper, will be signing autographs for fans in the Alumni Tent within the Chevrolet Plaza. Fischer will sign at 4:00 p.m., and Draper will follow at 5:00 p.m.

The Red Wings Experience, presented by Coca-Cola, will also be set up in the Chevrolet Plaza, featuring interactive games designed to give Red Wings fans an opportunity to test their hockey skills, take part in photo opportunities and have the chance to win a number of great prizes.

Detroit band, Cancel Monday, kicks off the festivities with a live performance at 4:00 p.m. and a Red Wings emcee will keep the pregame party going through puck drop at 7:00 p.m.

Fans without tickets to tonight's preseason game are invited to stay in the Chevrolet Plaza and watch all the action taking place on the ice from the HD video board in the plaza measuring 40 feet wide by 22 feet high. Doors to Little Caesars Arena open tonight at 5:30 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the Red Wings game and to enjoy the festivities at Chevrolet Plaza, as increased traffic is expected in the area with the Detroit Tigers taking on the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park at 6:10 p.m. and the All Star Comedy Festival at the Fox Theatre at 8:00 p.m.

Guests visiting The District Detroit are encouraged to download The District Detroit Mobile App presented by XFINITY, available now in the App Store and Google Play Store. Before leaving home, fans can use the app to find events in The District Detroit, purchase tickets and parking, and even find the best route to parking lots and venues. 

A limited number of tickets remain for Saturday's preseason game against the Boston Bruins. Fans can purchase individual game tickets at the Little Caesars Arena XFINITY Box Office, online at and, or by calling the Red Wings Ticket Sales and Service Office at 313-471-7575. 

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