The Little Caesars Arena will soon be completed and opened to the public in a place in downtown Detroit accessible by millions of fans in the surrounding area. The building is a breath of fresh air in a city anxious to experience live events in a brand-new, technologically-enhanced building.
Little Caesars Arena is every bit that. Built with a glass roof that shuttles all fans and visitors in between the main playing area and the massive concourse, it is simultaneously a functional venue and a historic accomplishment in terms of architecture.
The release of the seating chart has not happened as of press time, but insiders have been able to take inside glimpses into the venue that seats as many as 22,000 for live concerts.
Any building initially designed to host basketball and hockey will be careful as to make sure that sightlines are geometrically appropriate from every single seat. Hockey arenas curve a bit differently around the edges than basketball arenas, but the engineers that design this modern work of art incorporated both influences to create the perfect internal curve.
Interesting facts abound, such as the fact that the arena is buried 37 feet into the ground and there are over 24,000 ft.² of private team areas that allow players to properly prepare for games. Early-bird news outlets have revealed that the club section will be the most coveted area, encompassing rink-side seats that extend just beyond the width of the blue line and allow fans exclusive access to parking when they initially arrive, as well as beverages and food throughout their stay.
The 100 Level is the next most coveted seating region, spanning just inside the blue line and around the goal on each side. A Mezzanine Level offers fans a higher view of the action, and the 200 Level represents the top row seats in an arena that has been built essentially sparing no expense.
The Joe Louis Arena has long been the official epicenter of sporting entertainment for the great city of Detroit. While honoring the longtime venue, the powers that be behind the Little Caesars Arena built a venue that is noticeably improved in several areas. For starters, each seat at the new venue is exactly 21 inches wide, which largely trumps the 17 and 18-inch widths of the seats at the venue named after the championship boxer from Detroit.
Like many modern sporting entertainment spots, this venue is going to be much more than just grounds for hosting sporting events. There are an abundance of restaurant options available to patrons, as well as storefronts at which fans can make quick and poignant purchases. A huge array of affordable tickets to all Little Caesars Arena events are but a few clicks away. Smart-money predictions regarding the future nickname of the building include “The Pepperoni” and “The Cheese Box.”