Red Wings unveil design of new arena

Posted at 5:07 AM, Jul 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-21 05:09:35-04

DETROIT, Mich. — Construction will soon begin on a brand-new, $650 million Detroit Red Wings arena and entertainment district.

According to Fox 2 News in Detroit, the immense project is expected to generate close to $2 billion and create thousands of jobs.

Artist renderings show the state-of-the-art arena coming equipped with a glowing LED roof and walkable neighborhoods.  It will be constructed along Woodward Ave. just north of I-75.

The project is expected to create 8,300 construction and construction-related jobs, along with 1,100 permanent jobs.  Construction is set to begin this fall. The new arena is scheduled to open in summer 2017.