Joe Louis Arena, Detroit Red Wings to hold online memorabilia auction

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Olympia Entertainment announced that Detroit Red Wings and Joe Louis Arena fans will have an opportunity to own a piece of history through an online memorabilia auction beginning Dec. 9. 

Auctioning will begin Saturday at 7 a.m. on this website. 

Available collectibles include "Al the Octopus," the "Greatness is a Choice" sign that was displayed in the Red Wings' locker room, photos celebrating Stanley Cup Championship teams and Red Wings greats, arena signage, used player lockers and much more.

The auction, being held in conjunction with Schneider Industries, will conclude on Dec. 16. 

"We're excited to provide fans an opportunity to celebrate Joe Louis Arena's rich tradition and heritage through this auction," said Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment.

"The Joe will always represent a special era, where countless memories in sports and entertainment were made for the Detroit community and its people."

Joe Louis Arena was home to four Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Championships and more than 600 concerts and events since first opening in 1979.

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