Detroit City Council to vote on jobs related to newly-proposed Red Wings arena

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The planning of a new hockey arena in Detroit will face a key vote Tuesday.

Members of the Detroit City Council will meet Tuesday morning at City Hall to vote on a land transfer deal that will guarantee jobs from the arena project will go to Detroiters.

Some members, including City Council President Brenda Jones, say they won't sign off on the deal until it's known that residents will benefit from the $650 million dollar project.

Thousands of jobs would be needed to build the 18-thousand seat arena for the Red Wings along with an entertainment district situated along Woodward Avenue between Downtown and Midtown.

The council session is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday.




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