Mike Ilitch

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State Agency OKs Bonds For New Red Wings Arena

A new hockey arena for the Detroit Red Wings got another step closer to reality Wednesday with Michigan Strategic Fund Board approval of $450 million in bonds for the structure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2013

This aerial photo shows the planned location of the new Red Wings arena and entertainment complex downtown Detroit. (credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Location Unveiled For Red Wings Arena, Entertainment District

A tentative deal has been reached for a $650 million events center in downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2013

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Dave Bing Slams Local Media, Says They Have No Love For Motor City

With Detroit’s fiscal woes simmering and threat of an Emergency Manager looming, Mayor Dave Bing said he wishes the local media would stop focusing all of its attention on the negative and show the Motor City some love.

CBS 62–03/01/2013

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NHL Owners Unanimously Approve Labor Deal

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman felt all the anger directed toward him as the lockout dragged on and threatened to wipe out the entire hockey season.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2013

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Snyder Signs Bills For Detroit Transit, Lighting, Red Wings Arena

A lot of fanfare and a little protest in Detroit as Gov. Rick Snyder signed several bills that he says will help the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2012

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House Passes Bill To Help Build New Red Wings Arena

A bill that could lead to the Detroit Red Wings finally getting a new home now heads to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with the American League Championship trophy after the Tigers won 6-3 against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Championship Series October 14, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Daniel/Getty Images)

Olympia Entertainment Claims City Tax Roll Error

The operator of Joe Louis and Cobo arenas in Detroit is disputing more than $971,000 in unpaid property taxes on the venues.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

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Documents: Ilitch Company Owes Detroit Back Taxes

The operator of Joe Louis and Cobo arenas in downtown Detroit owes the cash-strapped city more than $971,000 in unpaid property taxes on the venues.

97.1 The Ticket–12/13/2012

View of Detroit from the Greektown Casino parking deck. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

State Senate Approves Ilitch ‘Events District’ Plan

Just a day after being introduced, a proposal presented by the Ilitch organization for a new downtown entertainment complex, including an arena for the Red Wings, has gained Michigan Senate approval.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2012

Mike and Marian Ilitch (credit: Getty Images)

Ilitch Proposes New ‘Events District’ In Downtown Detroit, Could Be New Red Wings Home

While the exact location has not been determined, Ilitch spokespeople say it will be strategically located to serve some of the most underutilized areas in Detroit’s downtown core.

CBS Detroit–12/04/2012