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  1. Bondurant

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    I was shocked by the price of merch at The Joe. Truth be told it might not be any worse than other arenas but I don't typically look.
     
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    I get all my hats from lids.com

    They usually have pretty good deals like buy one get one half off and what not.
     
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    Get merch from any reputable seller that is not at the rink. They know you are a captive audience there so it will be marked up like nuts.

    Unless you are looking for some rink specific item (There are not many, but there are some), it is always more cost efficient to buy online or from a reputable dealer.

    For the kind of hat that you'd probably be looking at, there is no reason that Lids or any sporting goods store or whatever wouldn't have it.

    I say reputable because you could go to like Alibaba or Ebay or something and get a cheap knockoff as opposed to licensed gear.
     
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    Do they release more tickets on game days?
     
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    I am not sure but I don't think any games sell out anymore do they?
     
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    I don't have any experience with the Wings specifically in this regard, but several other franchises. "Sold out" games usually have tickets released right before the game at the box office. But they are often the expensive lower level seats.

    It's always a gamble. You have to physically go to the game without a ticket and hope they get something that fits your budget. To show you how fickle it is, the couple in front of me got priced around $450 a ticket for Rangers playoff games. I walked to the window, feeling no hope, but scored $145 tickets in a damn good section. The difference was between when the agent checked. a 45 second difference.

    Anyway, I don't think this is helpful to anyone planning anything beyond spontaneous, but it happens.
     
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    Question.. Canadian fan here.. My favorite team is coming town end of march/April.. How are tickets.. If i buy them week before game is it still possible to get them or am i better off gettinf them two weeks in advance?
     
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    That depends on what method's you are willing to use to procure tickets.

    If you have no issue using Stubhub, you can easily find tickets two hours before puck drop.

    Or you can buy them off the streets if you are feeling adventurous.

    I have never purchased any Wings tickets directly through the organization, so i can't offer any advice on ticket availability.
     
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    Tips for Visiting Fan

    I'll be attending the Habs game on 4/8 and I need advice on a nice, inexpensive hotel near the Joe. Also, somewhere to go for a drink after the game. Any help is appreciated.
     
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    You can try Roberts RiverWalk Hotel and Residence Detroit.
    Its on the sea side, 2 miles from the Joe
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    You welcome :) :handclap:
    Maybe see you in the Joe :yo:
     
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    GreekTown then take the people mover to the arena front door
     
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    Is Greektown a bar?
     
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    Casino. Has plenty of bars and restaurants in it too.
     
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    Check ticketmaster leading up the games, usually the pick your seat option lets you see how many tickets are actually available.
     
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    Have visited Detroit 3 times now. Will attend the last 4 game in the Joe.
    After we play the Senators on Monday 3 March, have 4 days free until next game.
    Have been to Detroit Zoo and Ford Museum. Anything to do in Windsor ??? or any tips :)
     
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    This is one of the biggest changes with the new arena that will benefit out of town fans... the ability to walk or QLine from the nice bars and restaurants on Woodward and Cass over by Warren to games.
     
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    I'm going to the wings game next Sunday but I am staying in Windsor and have never been. Should I expect anything other than a seamless, quick transit through the tunnel?
     
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    Sometimes the border agents can be dicks, especially if you are crossing the border a bunch in a short period.
     
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    Lodging is quite expensive. I'd recommend staying in the burbs and taking Uber to and from. Nemo's and Old Sheleleigh (sp?) have shuttles to and from The Joe and I think other bars do as well.
     
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    I'm staying at the Detroit Regency on E. Jefferson. Am I risking my life staying there?
     
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    About as much as you risk your life when you drive a car or cross the road. Be alert, like any other city. Hit up Bucharest Grill or Atwater Brewery while you're​ there.
     
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    One more question. We arrive early and need to spend the day doing something. Any suggestions? Keep in mind neither of us have ever been to Detroit
     
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    Henry Ford Museum/ Greenfield Village will burn an entire day. Take a drive around Belle Isle, it's a mile from where you're staying. Eat at Hop Cat or Jolly Pumpkin. Check out 3rd Man Records if you eat at either of those places. Check and see if Detroit Bus Tours is running, Punch Bowl Social, Fowling Warehouse, stroll around Greektown, find a parkind area there and take the People Mover (to the game and for a tour)..that outta keep you occupied.
     
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