WXYZ: Everything must go in the Joe Louis Arena auction, including the JLA signs



Joe Louis Arena has been closed for over a year now and ahead of the demolition, many parts of the arena are up for auction.

That includes the outdoor sign that says “Joe Louis Arena” above both of the entrances.

Pre-bidding started on Tuesday morning and the auction date is on June 5. The lettering is about 5-feet tall, according to the auction website, and buyers will have to pay a 19 percent premium on top of a 6 percent sales tax.

It’s part of phase one of the Joe Louis Arena sellable assets auction which also begins on June 5. Pre-bidding is now open for those lots as well.

Other items up for bid include signs, railings, ramps, scaffolding and more.

To view all of the items up for bid, click here.

To see the specific Joe Louis Arena sign bid, click here.

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