DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - The Red Wings are a step closer to a new home after the Detroit City Council approved a land transfer deal which opens the door for a new arena near Comerica Park and Ford Field. The council voted yesterday in favor of the plan, which is projected to cost 650-million-dollars. The arena will take up eight blocks of a planned 45-block entertainment district which will also include retail and residential space along with a hotel and parking facilities. Team officials say the project could be completed in time for the 2016-17 hockey season. The Red Wings were idle last night. Tomorrow night, they host the Florida Panthers at Joe Louis Arena.
In minor league hockey, in the ECHL, tonight at Wings Stadium, the Kalamazoo Wings host the Elmira Jackals.