Little Caesars Arena wins Sports Business award
Little Caesars Arena won the prestigious Sports Facility of the Year Award at the 2018 Sports Business Awards on Wednesday night in New York City.
Launched in 2008, the Sports Business Awards were established by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily to celebrate and personify excellence in the business of sports.
Little Caesars Arena, which is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, beat out other finalists Notre Dame Stadium, SunTrust Park/The Barrery Atlanta, T-Mobile Arena, Target Center and U.S. Bank Stadium.
“We’re thrilled to continue celebrating the inaugural season at Little Caesars Arena with this prestigious award,” Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, said in a statement. “Our vision for what Little Caesars Arena could offer to fans, players, artists and community members drove us to create something very special and highly innovative.
“Every aspect of Little Caesars Arena was designed to enhance the guest experience, and we appreciate that those efforts continue to be recognized.”
Since opening on Sept. 12, 2017, LCA has welcomed more than 150 ticketed events and 2.3 million fans.
The Red Wings will hold their annual equipment and memorabilia sale at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (1845 E. Big Beaver Rd.) on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.