$3.25 Million Fix Planned For Joe Louis Arena

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Louis Arena is getting $3.25 million in repairs to its parking garage despite the fact that the Detroit Red Wings venue is slated to close.

The Detroit Free Press says the city of Detroit will spend $2 million to fix structural damage to the Joe Louis Arena parking garage, while the Red Wings will spend about $1.25 million to repair 600 parking spaces.

The city and the Ilitch family-owned team are planning a new, 18,000-seat hockey arena and a 45-block entertainment complex north of downtown Detroit. It will cost an estimated $650 million and is scheduled to open in 2017.

The Red Wings have played at the riverfront Joe Louis Arena since 1979.

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