Category:Indoor soccer venues in Michigan
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The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Cobo Center – Cobo Center is a convention center situated along Jefferson and Washington avenues in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was named after Albert Cobo, mayor of Detroit from 1950 to 1957, designed by Gino Rossetti, the center opened in 1960. Expanded in 1989, the present 2,400,000 sq ft complex contains 723,000 sq ft of exhibition space, with 623,000 square feet contiguous. Preliminary construction to update and further expand the exhibition space began October 1,2009, by the facilitys current owner. Along with adjacent Joe Louis Arena, the center is served by the Detroit People Mover with its own station, Cobo Center has several large, attached parking garages, and direct access to the Lodge Freeway. The facility is located along the Detroit International Riverfront, Cobo Center is the home of the North American International Auto Show, which it hosts each January, and Detroit Autorama, which it hosts each March. There are about 5,000 hotel rooms in downtown Detroit with 4,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the center, the Center and its attached arena initially cost $56 million. It was designed by the Detroit architectural firm Giffels & Vallet, lou Rossetti was the chief Architect of Giffels and Vallet. As one of the nations first large convention centers, Cobo became even bigger when renovations and expansions were completed in 1989, at a cost of $225 million, it nearly doubled in size to 2.4 million total square feet and was renamed Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center. Now, Cobo Center offers 723,000 square feet of exhibit space in five exhibit halls ranging in size from 100,000 to 200,000 square feet. Cobos newest design allows the adjoining four exhibit halls on the floor to form 623,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space. The first convention at Cobo Center was held in 1960 by the Florists Telegraph Delivery, the first event was the 43rd Auto Industry Dinner on October 17,1960. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the keynote speaker, since 1965, the largest event held in Cobo Center is the North American International Auto Show, occurring annually in January. This event draws thousands of press and suppliers during its initial five days and has a charity preview party for 11,000 guests the evening before the public opening. Since 1976, the Charity Preview has raised an average of $2.4 million yearly for southeastern Michigan childrens charities, after the Charity Preview party, the NAIAS is open to the public for ten days, drawing, on average,735,000 attendees. It has a capacity of 20,058 and is the home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Currently, Joe Louis Arena is still used as expanded event space for events in Cobo Center under partnership agreements with Olympia Entertainment. In 1987, the City of Detroit began operations of the citys elevated light-rail system, the People Mover connects attendees to all Center events with hotels and restaurants in the Renaissance Center, Greektown, Bricktown, Times Square, and throughout the Detroit Financial District
2. Joe Louis Arena – Joe Louis Arena is a multi-purpose arena located in Detroit, Michigan. It is the home of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, completed in 1979 at a cost of $57 million, the venue is named after former heavyweight champion boxer Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. Only one other NHL arena, Madison Square Garden, is without a corporate sponsorship name, the second oldest NHL venue after Madison Square Garden, Joe Louis Arena is owned by the city of Detroit, and operated by Olympia Entertainment, a subsidiary of Ilitch Holdings. Built as a replacement for the Detroit Olympia, it sits adjacent to Cobo Center on the bank of the Detroit River and is accessible via the Joe Louis Arena station on the Detroit People Mover. Joe Louis Arena replaced the Detroit Olympia, where the Detroit Red Wings had played since 1927, the neighborhood around the Olympia had gradually deteriorated, especially after the 1967 Detroit riot. After two murders took place near the Olympia, Red Wings owner Bruce Norris seriously considered moving to an arena in suburban Pontiac. However, the city of Detroit countered with a proposal for a new riverfront arena at one-third of the rent Pontiac was offering, the package also gave the Red Wings operational control of both the arena, nearby Cobo Arena and nearby lots. The arena hosted its first event on December 12,1979, the Red Wings played their first game at Joe Louis Arena on December 27,1979, hosting the St. Louis Blues. Later that first season it hosted the 32nd NHL All-Star Game on February 5,1980, Joe Louis Arena was the site of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, which marked the first NHL Entry Draft to be held in the United States. In 1980, the hosted the Republican National Convention where Ronald Reagan was nominated as the Republican candidate for President of the United States. In 2006, LED video screens replaced the JumboTrons, the screens debuted November 22,2006, when the Red Wings played the Vancouver Canucks. That same day, the arenas West Entrance was named the Gordie Howe Entrance in honor of the legendary Red Wing player, Joe Louis Arena currently houses 86 premium suites. In 2008, the introduced the Comerica Bank Legends Club. Joe Louis Arena will be demolished following the completion of the new arena, the Red Wings final game in Joe Louis Arena is scheduled for April 9,2017 against the New Jersey Devils. In 1995, the Detroit Junior Red Wings won the Ontario Hockey Leagues J. Ross Robertson Cup, Joe Louis Arena hosts college hockey events as part of College Hockey at The Joe, the Great Lakes Invitational, and the Big Ten Conference hockey tournament in 2015 and 2017. The Detroit Pistons of the NBA used the arena for Game 5 of their 1984 playoff series against the New York Knicks when the Pontiac Silverdome was unavailable due to a scheduling conflict. In the game, Pistons star Isiah Thomas scored 16 points in the final 1,34 of regulation to send the game into overtime before the Pistons lost. The Pistons were forced to return to Joe Louis Arena for 15 games during the 1984–85 season, the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL hosted the Stanley Cup Finals at the arena six times,1995,1997,1998,2002,2008, and 2009
3. Wings Event Center – Wings Event Center is a 5, 113-seat multi-purpose arena located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The arena opened in 1974 and is home to the Kalamazoo Wings, the stadium changed the name to the Wings Event Center on March 25,2015 to market the arenas other hosting capabilities to companies and promoters. The complex features four concession stands and two bars along the concourse, as well as the Underground Sports Bar, the main arena is a part of a sports and convention complex serving southwest Michigan. As a concert venue, the stadium can seat up to 8,023, as a convention center it can accommodate 17,000 square feet of trade show, along with numerous concerts, the stadium has also hosted a number of World Wrestling Entertainment events. It also has a 3, 166-square-foot viewing area, there is also a 5, 800-square-foot viewing area at the arena. The complex has a 2, 500-square-foot lobby and a 500-square-foot hospitality room, a concession stand and a bar called the Icehouse by Old Burdicks. The arena played host to the politically motivated Vote for Change Tour on October 3,2004, featuring performances by Babyface, media related to Wings Stadium at Wikimedia Commons Wings Event Center Homepage
4. The Palace of Auburn Hills – The Palace of Auburn Hills, commonly referred to as The Palace, is a sports and entertainment venue in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, in the U. S. state of Michigan. The arena opened in 1988 and is the home of the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association, from 1957 to 1978, the Pistons competed in Detroits Olympia Stadium, Memorial Building, and Cobo Arena. While the Silverdome could accommodate massive crowds, it offered substandard sight lines for basketball viewing, a group led by Davidson bought vacant land in Auburn Hills from Joseph Shewach and built The Palace there for the relatively low cost of $70 million, using entirely private funding. The Davidson family held a controlling interest in the arena until Tom Gores bought it as part of his purchase of the Pistons in 2011, the arena opened in time for the Pistons first NBA championship season, in 1988–1989. Since then, when one of The Palaces basketball occupants has won a championship and its current address is 6 Championship Drive, reflecting the Pistons three NBA titles and the Detroit Shocks three WNBA titles. The original address was 3777 Lapeer Road, sting performed during his. Nothing Like the Sun Tour on August 13,1988, becoming the very first musical act to perform at The Palace. The Cure performed two shows, during their Wish Tour on July 18–19,1992, with The Cranes as their opening act. The shows were recorded and released as an album, entitled Show. Grand Funk Railroad performed a show for the nation of Bosnia. The show also featured Peter Frampton, Alto Reed, Paul Shaffer, the performance was recorded, and released as the double-live Bosnia album in October of that year. Demi Lovato performed a show at the Palace on March 13,2014, the show was recorded for a Vevo Presents. The Palace was the site of an attempt on Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, while he was on tour, with former band mate Robert Plant. On March 31,1995, Lance Alworth Cunningham, a 23-year-old and he waited until the song Kashmir started and then made his charge for the stage, waving the weapon. The man was tackled by patrons and security about 50 feet from the stage, madonna performed two sold–out shows during her Drowned World Tour on August 25–26,2001. The shows were recorded and broadcast live on HBO and were released as a DVD. On November 19,2004, a fight broke–out between members of the NBAs Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers. As the on-court fight died down, a fan threw a cup of Diet Coke at Pacers forward Ron Artest, the fight resulted in the suspension of nine players, criminal charges against five players, and criminal charges against five spectators. The offending fans were banned from attending games at The Palace, in the aftermath of the fight, the NBA decided to increase the security presence between players and spectators
5. USA Hockey Arena – The USA Hockey Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan, opened in 1996. Originally known as the Compuware Sports Arena, its name was shortened to Compuware Arena on September 11,2007 and it was renamed again to USA Hockey Arena in 2015 when the USA Hockey Foundation purchased the arena. The Compuware Sports Arena was constructed in six months time, ready for the 1996–97 season, the team remained the Detroit Whalers after moving to Plymouth Township and then were renamed the Plymouth Whalers in 1997–98. The Olympic Arena is the ice of Detroit Catholic Central High School although they occasionally play games in the main arena when strong attendance is anticipated. The two arenas share concession stands, both of which have openings for both simultaneously, allowing one set of staff to serve both arenas simultaneously. Attached to the complex is CJs Brewing Company, the arena was home to the now defunct Detroit Ignition, a Major Indoor Soccer League / XSL team, as well as the Compuware Ambassadors minor hockey program. On October 22,2006, TNA hosted Bound for Glory at the arena, during the summer months, the arenas parking lot is home to a drive-in movie theater that features double feature first run movies on three giant screens. It also hosts the commencement ceremonies for Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Northville High School, the Plymouth Whalers were to remain a tenant, but were ultimately sold in January 2015 and re-located to Flint. In April 2017, USA Hockey Arena hosted the 2017 IIHF Womens World Championship
6. Pontiac Silverdome – The Pontiac Silverdome, formerly known as the Silverdome, is a stadium in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. It opened in 1975 and sits on 127 acres of land, when the stadium opened, it featured a fiberglass fabric roof held up by air pressure, the first use of the technique in a major athletic facility. The roof has since been removed, with a seating capacity of 82,000, it was the largest stadium in the National Football League until FedEx Field in suburban Washington, D. C. opened in 1997. It was primarily the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL from 1975 to 2001 and was home to the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association from 1978 to 1988. In 2012 the Silverdome served as the venue of the Detroit Mechanix of the American Ultimate Disc League. After the opening of Ford Field in 2002, the stadium was left without a permanent tenant and it first closed in 2006, but after multiple attempts to solicit redevelopment plans, the city sold the stadium at auction in 2009. It reopened in 2010 and hosted events, but closed again by 2013. The roof was deflated in 2013 and has since been removed, owners auctioned the stadiums contents in 2014 with no future development through June 2015, and plans for demolition failed after February of 2016. As of March 2017, an agreement has been made, for the World Cup matches, a natural grass surface capable of growing inside the dome was developed and installed by a team from Michigan State University. This grass surface was laid upon wooden pallets atop the artificial turf that is usually used and it was the first time that World Cup games were played indoors. On March 29,1987, the World Wrestling Federations WrestleMania III established the record for attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America. The record stood until February 14,2010 when the 2010 NBA All-Star Game broke the indoor sporting event record with an attendance of 108,713 at Cowboys Stadium, the Silverdome hosted an AMA Supercross Championship round from 1976 to 2005. In 2012, the Silverdome became the stadium of the citys professional Ultimate Frisbee team. That year, the Silverdome hosted the AUDL championship game, as on August 11, after the roof had been collapsed and the stadium abandoned, Red Bull produced a video of BMX rider Tyler Fernengel riding inside the Silverdome in 2015. That same year, a racing event at the former parking lot marked the beginning of Woodward Dream Cruise. The idea of a sports complex was part of a dream of C. Don Davidson, a Pontiac, Michigan native and star high school athlete, Davidson, upon graduating from Pontiac Central High School in 1947 and completing active duty with the U. S. Marine Corps, attended North Carolina State University on a football scholarship. He returned to Pontiac in 1965 and was shocked to see the deterioration of the city of Pontiac, Davidson embarked upon what would eventually become an obsession for him to see his beloved city succeed