DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced several new updates and improvements set to take place at Joe Louis Arena for the upcoming 2015-16 Red Wings season.
“While the team on the ice looks to qualify for its 25th straight playoff appearance, we’re committed to everything taking place off the ice to make sure our fans have the best possible experience when visiting Joe Louis Arena,” said Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. “As we celebrate our final two seasons at The Joe and prepare for an exciting new chapter in the Detroit Events Center, we’re always looking for new ways to improve and show our fans how much we appreciate their continued loyalty.”
The changes fans can look forward to this season can be found below or by clicking here.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
The Red Wings announced a new clear bag policy for all Red Wings games held at Joe Louis Arena to provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite entry for fans. Starting this season, fans that have non-compliant bags will be asked to return their bags to their cars.
Fans will only be able to carry the following style and size bag, package or container into Joe Louis Arena for all Red Wings games. Guests with a non-compliant bag will be asked to return their bag to their vehicle before entering The Joe.
•Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”
•One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar style).
•Small clutch bags not exceeding 9” x 6” – approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap – can be taken into The Joe with one of the clear plastic bag options above.
For more information on the Red Wings new Clear Bag Policy, visit DetroitRedWings.com/ClearBagPolicy.
Season ticket holders and single-game buyers now have the ability to access and transfer tickets wirelessly anywhere, anytime on their mobile devices through the Red Wings new mobile ticketing program. Run through the Red Wings AccountManager, mobile ticketing will give fans the option to access tickets on their smartphones and present to Joe Louis Arena attendants to scan for fast, easy entrance into The Joe on Red Wings game nights. With the mobile ticketing program, Red Wings fans will no longer have to print their tickets, wait at will-call or risk losing their paper tickets before arriving to Joe Louis Arena. In addition, Red Wings ticket holders can easily manage their tickets and utilize complimentary forwarding and ticket transfers to friends, family or clients via their mobile devices. For more information on the mobile ticketing program, visit DetroitRedWings.com/MobileTickets.
HOCKEY HALL OF FAME NIGHTS
Highlighting an exciting list of theme nights and giveaways this season are a pair of Hockey Hall of Fame Nights to honor Sergei Fedorov (Nov. 10 vs. Washington) and Nicklas Lidstrom (Feb. 23 vs. Columbus). Both players will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this season. All fans in attendance at each game will receive a collectible print of the Red Wings Hall of Famers.
EXPERIENCE THE UPGRADE
Fans can upgrade their Red Wings tickets and experience Wings games like never before with “Experience the Upgrade,” available through the Official Red Wings Mobile App on their smartphones. Through the Mobile App, fans can purchase ticket upgrades and other one-of-a-kind Red Wings experiences while attending the game at The Joe. For more information and to download the Official Red Wings Mobile App, click here.
WI-FI AT THE JOE
For the first full season, Red Wings fans will be able to utilize the free high-speed public Wi-Fi when attending a Red Wings game at Joe Louis Arena to improve reliability when sending and receiving phone calls and text messages, provide faster uploads to social media and enhance fan engagement. To access Wi-Fi inside The Joe with your mobile device, connect to #JLAwifi.
BUD LIGHT GOOD SPORT PROGRAM
The Detroit Red Wings encourage fans to participate in Bud Light’s Good Sport Program and pledge to be a Good Sport/Designated Driver. Guests who are 21 years of age or older can register to pledge not to drink alcohol at Red Wings games and to provide responsible transportation for all members of their party. Fans can sign up at the Joe Louis Arena Guest Services Center on the concourse outside Section 104. Guests who participate in the Good Sport Program will receive a wristband that identifies him or her as a designated driver and a coupon for a free 16 oz. Coke product.
‘RED HOT WINGS’ CONSESSION STAND
The Detroit Red Wings are pleased to introduce our new Joe Louis Arena concession stand, Red Hot Wings, located on the concourse outside Section 127. Red Hot Wings includes several menu choices including buffalo-style wings, boneless wings, chicken tenders and french fries.
POINT OF SALE SYSTEM
Every concession stand, beer stand and bar at Joe Louis Arena can now accept all major credit cards with our new Point of Sale System. The system will expedite the wait time on the Joe Louis Arena Concourse, allowing fans to get back to their seat as soon as possible.
NEW LIGHTING ON THE SCOREBOARD
The scoreboard hanging high above center ice at Joe Louis Arena also received an update this off-season. The lighting displaying the teams, score, time and penalties was upgraded from bulbs to energy efficient LED lighting to improve the clarity and brightness of the scoreboard.
The Red Wings open up the 2015-16 season with an Original Six matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, Oct. 9 at Joe Louis Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets remain for Opening Night and can be purchased and DetroitRedWings.com or by calling the Red Wings Ticket Sales and Service Office at 313-471-7575.