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July 21, 2002

Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, Mich.

The Joe Louis Arena, known by some as "The Joe", has long been a staple of the Detroit sports community. The venue is located on the bank of the Detroit River, and is named after famed Detroit championship boxer Joe Louis. Opened in 1979, the arena is home to the city's beloved Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. In 1980, the building hosted the Republican National Convention. A popular site for wrestling events, the Joe hosted the 1991, 1999 and 2005 editions of WWE Survivor Series. In addition, the venue hosted the popular WCW pay-per-view Halloween Havoc in 1994 and 1995. The Joe Louis Arena is also the site of the annual Great Lakes Invitational college hockey tournament.

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