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Video: Construction progress on new Wings arena

The Detroit News
Christopher Ilitch provided an update Thursday on construction of the new Red Wings arena.

The Detroit Red Wings and the District Detroit have produced a video that highlights construction progress on the new downtown arena.

Go HERE to see the video.

The arena is scheduled to open in time for the Red Wings’ 2017-18 season. It does not yet have a name, but Christopher Ilitch, president of Ilitch Holdings, said Thursday the name will be announced “soon.”

Ilitch said: “The bowl is taking shape as we speak. By the fall, the structure will have a roof. … The pace of the work has been nothings short of amazing, 12 hours a day and six days a week. And it’s being done by workers and companies from our community.”

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