Detroit Red Wings also unveil refreshed Hockeytown logo
Red Wings introduce Hockeytown Cares as community impact program
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today introduced several new initiatives for the 2018-19 season that celebrate the incredible fans and unmatched passion of Hockeytown. The organization also unveiled a refreshed Hockeytown logo in a design inspired by the iconic Red Wings' jersey that has united fans for generations.
"What defines Hockeytown is the shared sense of undying passion our fans have for our game, our team, and our city," said Chris Granger, Group President, Sports & Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. "We're excited to introduce several new programs for the upcoming season that will amplify the game-day experience at Little Caesars Arena and appeal to the Hockeytown community."
Several new and exciting initiatives will be introduced for the upcoming Red Wings season:
- Little Caesars Arena Hockeytown Open Houses in which fans will have the opportunity to skate on the same ice as the Red Wings players
- On sale beginning Monday, September 17:
- At least 100 tickets to every Red Wings home game will be available for just $20
- New reduced-price Hockeytown Value Packs starting at $69 that include a pair of tickets and $20 concessions credit
- Discounted concessions and merchandise pricing at home games
- Special pre-game entertainment in the street-level Via concourse at select home games
- Fans that download The District Detroit App will have a chance to win exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of Little Caesars Arena
- Contests for Hockeytown fans living in other NHL cities with chances to win tickets to Red Wings road games
- Viewers of Red Wings telecasts on Fox Sports Detroit and listeners on 97.1 The Ticket will have chances to win special Hockeytown prizes during Red Wings games
The new Hockeytown logo will be featured in-arena, on television, on Red Wings merchandise and through the organization's social media and digital platforms. The logo was designed by Olympia Entertainment's creative team in conjunction with Troy, Mich.-based SMZ Advertising. The logo was selected following research collected from fans of all ages and Red Wings season ticket holders.
Video: Welcome to The New Fabric of Hockeytown
In addition, Hockeytown Cares will now serve as the Red Wings' official platform to create positive change across Michigan. In partnership with fans, key stakeholders and colleagues, the team will provide innovative support focused on community investment and youth development. As part of Hockeytown Cares, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation will continue to raise funds and resources in support of the growth of hockey within our community. Last season, the Red Wings organization was proud to represent more than $2.2 million in combined community support.
The Detroit Red Wings will play their 93rd season of professional hockey in 2018-19. The organization's 11 Stanley Cup championships is the most of any NHL franchise based in the United States and ranks third among all NHL teams. The Red Wings enter their second season at the award winning Little Caesars Arena.
ABOUT THE DETROIT RED WINGS
The Detroit Red Wings hockey club, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and 11-time Stanley Cup Champion, was purchased by Mike and Marian Ilitch in 1982. Under Ilitch ownership, the team has won four Stanley Cup championships, six Presidents' Trophies as the NHL's regular season champion, and 16 division titles. Other Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. The Ilitch Companies also maintain a joint venture interest in 313 Presents. For more information, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com.
ABOUT LITTLE CAESARS ARENA
Little Caesars Arena in the heart of The District Detroit serves as the home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and countless other sports, entertainment and community events. Rich with the tradition of the Original Six™ and 11-time Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings, the three-time world champion Detroit Pistons and Detroit's incredible musical heritage, the arena also features state-of-the-art technology, fan amenities, and active community spaces like the Via, the BELFOR Training Center and the Chevrolet Plaza. The District Detroit unites world-class theaters, four professional sports teams and three professional sports venues including Little Caesars Arena in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in a dynamic urban environment. Little Caesars Arena received the prestigious Sports Facility of the Year award at the 2018 Sports Business Awards Ceremony, established by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily to celebrate and recognize the leaders, visionaries and day-to-day practitioners who personify excellence in the business of sports.