I thought the Red Wings were about to leave the Joe? Did, they re-sign their lease?
they need a new one
Several plans for a replacement arena have surfaced in recent years, including proposals for the expansion of Cobo Hall that require JLA to be demolished. Currently, no firm plan for replacement or remodeling is in place. In 2009, the Red Wings announced that they would not renew their 30-year Joe Louis Arena lease with the City of Detroit (which also included the rights to Cobo Arena). Olympia Entertainment say they now plan to negotiate a new lease for Joe Louis, which could either be a long-term commitment that would lead to renovating the existing stadium, or a short term deal that would buy them time to arrange financing for a new venue.
On February 23, 2010, Ilitch Holdings announced the hiring of Tom Wilson. Wilson will be president and CEO of a soon-to-be-named new enterprise within Ilitch Holdings. One of Wilson’s first duties will be to help figure out where the Red Wings will play the 2011–12 NHL Season. At the press conference announcing Wilson's hiring, Christopher Ilitch did not rule out the construction of an arena that would house both the Detroit Pistons and the Red Wings. He also did not rule out the Red Wings playing temporarily at The Palace of Auburn Hills until a new building was ready downtown. As of June 2011, the Red Wings have continued to play at Joe Louis Arena. According to Christopher Ilitch, the team will stay there at least through the 2011-12 season