Will A Hockey Arena Save Detroit?
Rendering of an unofficial Detroit Red Wings hockey arena proposal: "The Old Red Barn - Reborn. New Olympia Stadium in Downtown Detroit. The goal would be to create a "Camden Yards" of hockey, working off an expanded and improved version of the Olympia seating bowl but with better concourses, amenities, accessibility, luxury suites and club seating. The exterior would be a very close replica of the original, with the white marquee and bold black lettering, similar brickwork, and a Red Wings logo front and center." (image and caption via http://newolympia.blogspot.com)
Despite filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is still on track to get a $450 million hockey arena - partially funded with public money. Host Michel Martin speaks with sportswriter Dave Zirin, who calls the move 'shameless,' and David Muller, a business reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan.
[Correction: Official images of the proposed new arena do not exist yet. The 'Old Red Barn' rendering above is an unofficial proposal via the New Olympia Stadium blog.]