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The Detroit Red Wings’ home opener will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, with puck drop at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The Red Wings announced special events surrounding Opening Night, in addition to new features at Little Caesars Arena for the 2023-24 season.

Arrive Early to See Special Opening Show 

A special opening show will begin in the arena bowl at approximately 6:30 p.m. ahead of the 7:00 p.m. puck drop, so ticketed fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:20 p.m. 

All fans in attendance will receive an Opening Night rally towel. The Via concourse will feature face painters, airbrush artists, photo opportunities and more.

What’s New at Little Caesars Arena?

The Red Wings enter their seventh season at the award-winning Little Caesars Arena with exciting new offerings available to fans:

New Concessions Items

  • New concessions items available at Little Caesars Arena will include a rotation of wraps, chili cheese fries and loaded cheese fries and more.  
  • Near portals 43 and 44 on the upper concourse, there will be a new baked potato bar.
  • Grab N’ Go locations will now feature seven-layer dip with tortilla chips, pasta salad and chicken caesar pasta salad.

New Menu Items at Arena Restaurants

  • Detroit staple Bert’s Marketplace will return to Little Caesars Arena, bringing Red Wings fans its signature barbeque flavors in the upper concourse.
  • All desserts at Little Caesars Arena’s restaurants will be packaged “to go” for fans to take back to their seats. 
  • Mike’s Pizza Bar, The Mixing Board and PointsBet Sports Bar have introduced new menu items for the Red Wings season.

Mike’s Pizza Bar

Chix-parm sandwich

Meatball skillet

Jumbo mozz sticks

The Mixing Board

Bacon-wrapped dates

Firehouse shrimp

PointsBet Sports Bar

Bacon bourbon peach cobbler

Buddha bowl

Caramel crunch chicken wings

Elote street wings

French onion dog

Grilled cheese and tomato

Mediterranean sampler board

Short rib pot Pie

Steak frites

Crème brulee

New Merchandise Items

In partnership with Delaware North, Ilitch Sports + Entertainment is proud to introduce several new Red Wings merchandise lines at the Little Caesars Arena Team Store: 

  • Mitchell & Ness “Blue Line” premium jerseys will be available, featuring Red Wings Hall of Famers. 
  • Pro Standard luxury sportwear will make its Red Wings debut. 
  • OVO (October’s Very Own), the limited-edition fashion line created by Drake, will be available. 
  • DKNY, Greyson Clothiers, Lululemon, Tommy Bahama, Travis Mathew, WEAR by Erin Andrews and Vineyard Vines will all have new items and styles available for the season. 

5-Game Plans, Group Ticket Packages Currently Available

In addition to single-game tickets for the 2023-24 season, the Red Wings recently introduced a pair of 5-Game Plans, presented by Great Clips. Detroit’s 5-Game Plans feature savings off single-game ticket pricing and priority access to purchase a Winged Wheel Nation membership for the 2024-25 season.

Fans interested in group ticket packages can contact the Red Wings group sales team at 313-471-7575 or visit the Group Tickets page on DetroitRedWings.com.

The Red Wings will begin the 2023-24 season on the road, playing at New Jersey in the season opener on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and HULU.