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12 November 2015

Olympia Entertainment Announces Fan and Community Enhancements for New Detroit Events Center

Still+2Olympia Entertainment has announced plans for fan and community enhancements to the Detroit Events Center that will create a multi-use facility that provides an interactive experience for fans and the community.

The HOK-designed venue is on track to open in September 2017.

“‘These enhancements will ensure we create a unique multi-use venue that brings the best in sports and entertainment to Detroit, while creating a destination for everyone in our community to enjoy,’ said Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. ‘We’re completely focused on delivering an arena that hosts exceptional experiences for our community, players, fans and neighbors while driving additional investment and development in Detroit.’

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“Enhancements include:

  • Dynamic fan experiences, like enhanced video and sound capabilities for a more immersive experience, creative food-service options, a ‘skin on the outside of the arena bowl that can display video and graphics, additional elevators and improved seating options – such as gondola seating suspended over the event level – that create unique, memorable experiences.
  • Active community spaces like on-site practice ice, which will also be used for amateur hockey; an outdoor plaza featuring a massive video wall – along with more green spaces across the arena site – that will be regularly programmed with music and entertainment.
  • Operational improvements such as additional points of sale, best-in-class security systems and augmented load-in, load-out systems that will attract the best in sports and entertainment.

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“‘Our organization is committed to stepping up and making the new Detroit arena special for everyone in Detroit,’ continued Wilson. ‘With this additional $95 million in privately funded enhancements, we know that we will deliver a world-class venue that our community will be proud of.’”

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