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Red Wings unveil 3D tour of new $450M downtown arena

Detroit Red Wings fans can now get a sneak peek of what their favourite team's new arena and surrounding area will look like by visiting the Preview Center in the northeast corner of Comerica Park.

20,000-seat, $450-million U.S. hockey arena is expected to open in 2017

Detroit Red Wings fans can now get a sneak peek of what their favourite team's new arena and surrounding area will look like by visiting the Preview Center in the northeast corner of Comerica Park.

Olympia Entertainment and Olympia Development opened a state-of-the-art centre Monday.

It features 3D-printed scaled animated models of The District Detroit and the new arena to provide a fully immersive experience of the transformative project.

The 20,000-seat, $450-million U.S. hockey arena is expected to open in 2017. It will be the anchor for a $650-million U.S., 45-block entertainment district.

The project is expected to create jobs and stimulate growth between downtown and Detroit's Midtown.

Olympia Entertainment claims in a media release construction of the arena and surrounding district is expected to generate at least $1.8 billion US in total economic impact, 8,300 construction and construction-related jobs and 1,100 permanent jobs.

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