Little Caesars Arena

A Day In The D

Little Caesars Arena. Photo by Rob Kohn | The District Detroit.
Events at The D’s new Little Caesars Arena (aka LCA), home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, are some of the hottest tickets in town. And there’s more to explore before and after the show, game or concert.
1 Day
3-12 hours

Food & Drink, Nightlife, Sports & Recreation


Detroit, Beyond Detroit


Preshow Festivities

Hop on the QLine, the streetcar that runs 3.3 miles up and down Woodward Avenue to downtown attractions, including the Fox Theatre, The Fillmore, Comerica Park and nearby Ford Field.

For dinner and drinks, try Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit on-site at LCA. It’s splashed with memorabilia from the Detroit-born music man. Check out the multiscreen media wall at LCA’s Sports & Social Detroit. Harry’s Detroit is a short walk or shuttle from the arena and offers free parking for patrons, while the three-story Hockeytown Cafe is a must for hockey enthusiasts. Hip spaces like Grey Ghost, Bakersfield and Founders Brewing Co. are also nearby.

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The Main Event

Be sure to stop and appreciate LCA’s wow factors once inside its doors, from the world’s largest seamless center-hung scoreboard to its advanced acoustics. Stroll the restaurants and amenities of the glass-roofed Via concourse. Shop for souvenirs at the Team Store, with authentic game-used and autographed merchandise.

Upcoming 2018 shows at LCA include: Kevin Hart (Oct. 5), Elton John (Oct. 12-13), Eagles (Oct. 14), Foo Fighters (Oct. 15), Josh Groban (Nov. 7), Marvel Universe Live! (Nov. 15-18) and the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships (Jan. 18-27).

Don’t forget to download The District Detroit mobile app for help with tickets, parking, navigation and even concession orders.

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Hotels Near Little Caesars Arena

Turn your night out into a trip by booking a hotel near Little Caesars Arena. The Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney is located in Grand Circus Park, just a few blocks from LCA. It’s also a stone’s throw from Comerica Park and Ford Field, making it the best choice for every sports fan.

If you’re looking for a uniquely Detroit atmosphere, book a room at the Inn at 97 Winder or 234 Winder Street Inn. The Inn at 97 Winder is an old mansion that was once home to philanthropist John Harvey. And the historic Emanuel Schloss house is now 234 Winder Street Inn, which is right within view of Comerica Park. Both of these elevated bed and breakfasts are offer luxurious stays near the arena.

But if you are looking for a hotel near Little Caesars Arena that has some nightlife options built in, MotorCity Casino-Hotel is close by. After your concert or game, try your hand at the poker table, enjoy a world class restaurant or keep the party going at a hotel with a great view of the Detroit skyline.

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The After-Party

Drop in for a round at the nearby Town Pump Tavern or Bookies Bar & Grill. Soak up some cool at Cliff Bell’s jazz club. Or satisfy your late-night food craving at Hot Taco, serving tacos and burritos until 2 a.m.


LCA Exposed

Public and private behind-the-scenes tours of Little Caesars Arena are available on select dates year-round. Tours average 75 minutes and cover 1.5 miles of walking.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    Fox Theatre
    2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    The Fillmore Detroit
    2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Ford Field
    2000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Sports & Social Detroit
    Little Caesars Arena, 28 Henry St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Harry's Detroit
    2482 Clifford St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Hockeytown Cafe
    2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Grey Ghost Detroit
    47 E. Watson St., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Little Caesars Arena
    2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney
    One Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    MotorCity Casino-Hotel
    2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    The Town Pump Tavern
    2233 Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Bookies Bar & Grille
    2208 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Cliff Bell's
    2030 Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Hot Taco
    2233 Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48201