Modern Olympia

New Detroit Red Wings Arena 3
The goal was to create a larger, improved version of Olympia Stadium, inside and out.  This includes a balcony overhanging the lower bowl, steel trusses with the same pitch and design as the original Olympia, but larger.  Also, a level of "Wing-Hi" suites and seating on the ends that will feel right above the goal, which the original building also had.  This will be a much larger building, with a capacity of just over 20,000 compared to about 15,000 in the original building.  But the seating in the upper reaches of the arena will be much better than in other modern arenas.  The seating bowl will be more vertical, less horizontal.  Improvements would include more luxury seating (80 suites), more access tunnels in the lower bowl, fewer obstructed views (there would still be around 300), and a nice center ice scoreboard.

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