The name of the home of the Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena, should be preserved for future generations due to the history and civic importance this name carries.
For 34 years, Joe Louis Arena has been the place that the Detroit Red Wings have called home. However, it is getting old, and its time as an NHL arena is coming to a close.
From Joe Louis' Fist at Woodward & Jefferson to the statue of Louis inside the Cobo Center, Joe Louis is a symbol of Detroit's resolve, racial harmony, and true toughness. As Detroit enters a new era, the most visable testament to these values cannot be lost.
There is no better way to remember the meaning of Joe Louis than by naming the next Detroit Red Wings arena in his honor. Please join me in respectfully asking Illitch Holdings to look beyond the financial gain of corporate sponsorship and further the legacy of the legendary Joe Louis.