’s Berenter discusses Red Wings’ opening-night festivities

DetroitRedWings.coms’ Josh Berenter details some of the opening-night festivities that the Red Wings are holding ahead of tomorrow’s game vs. Tampa Bay at Little Caesars Arena:

For the first time in more than 18 months, the Detroit Red Wings will welcome back the Hockeytown faithful to Little Caesars Arena Thursday night when the puck drops on the 2021-22 season against the defending Stanley Cup-champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

Before even entering Little Caesars Arena on Thursday, fans are invited to attend the Opening Night Party, presented by Coca-Cola, starting at 5 p.m. This free event outside the arena is open to the public and includes live music and dance performances, interactive games, drinks and snacks, photo opportunities by the brand-new 3D DRW letters and more.

Once inside the arena, ticketed fans can pick up their LED bracelets, presented by Coca-Cola, from their seats to be part of the exciting Opening Night Pregame Show, and fans can receive autographs on the concourse from Red Wings legends like Kirk Maltby, Alex Delvecchio, Darren McCarty and more.

Also on the Little Caesars Arena concourse, fans will be greeted with several new features to enhance the gameday experience.

The biggest updates from the last time thousands of fans entered Little Caesars Arena are the restaurants on the southeast side of the building. The Mixing Board and PointsBet Sports Bar will celebrate their Grand Openings on Thursday evening.


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