Saturday, October 22, 2016

Scenes from the Road- Detroit

The View traveled to Detroit to take in the Predators last game at the Joe. Here are some scenes from the road:

The iconic steps that lead up to the Joe. Both entrances have a lot of steps to contend with, and one has to go through a labyrinthine path to access the handicap entrances.

Once inside, there is a lot of history for the fans to take in. This is one of the displays on the main concourse of the arena.

The impressive statue of the great Gordie Howe. This is a magnificent piece of art celebrating one of hockey's greatest players.

Another statue of a former Red Wing great, Alex Delvechhio.

The Joe. Prior to the game, the scoreboard was running a tribute video to the history of the arena. Notice that Detroit native Bob Seger is on the screen. Many former players and artists that had appeared at the Joe gave their recollections of being in the arena. Very well done tribute.

Surprisingly, there were a lot of signs from Wings fans giving some love to P.K. Subban.

The View found lots of Preds fans in attendance at the game. Unfortunately, the game didn't turn out the way we wanted.

The view from our seats at the first intermission.  Would love to see that many banners hanging in the Bridge someday.

The Joe is a historic and storied hockey venue. She shows her age (38 years), but the history of this barn is phenomenal. The new Little Caesar's Arena is supposed to be spectacular and I can't watch to watch the Predators in that venue. 

Little Caesar's Arena is not a name that  the locals seemed too enthused about, so I propose we call it "The Pizza Palace".

Lots of fantastic history in the Joe, and I hope that carry most of the artifacts over to the new place.