3 September 2017
Little Ceasars Arena – Detroit Red Wings
Designed by: Cambridge Seven Associates
Exhibit Builder: Design and Production Inc.
Zone Display Cases scope of work: 5 display cases to display some of the Red Wings artefacts, 3 of which are located underneath staircases near the Portals.
New home of Detroit Red Wings blows away Joe Louis Arena and revitalizes downtown while paying tribute to hockey past.
The main concourse for fans is wide and bright, vastly different from the near window-less Joe. Other elements of the city’s and team’s rich history are also on display:
– The sign from the old Olympia, the Wings’ home from 1927 to 1979, and statues of legends Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay.
– A 700-pound Red Wings logo made from car parts.
– Interactive video displays inviting fans to relive a historic moment.
– Manhole covers with players’ names on them
The Wings organization is proud. In a way, the rink stands as an homage to Mike Ilitch, their long-time owner who died in July.