With detailed plans released for a new Detroit Red Wings arena district, here’s a look at how it compares to Joe Louis Arena and newer arenas in other NHL cities.

Notes: Construction costs are from the time the arena was built. The amount likely is much higher in 2014 dollars. Listed seating capacities are for hockey only. 

Joe Louis Arena

Joe Louis Arena banners
Joe Louis Arena Detroit Red Wings

Opened: 1979
Construction cost: $57 million
Owner: City of Detroit
Seating capacity: 20,066
Suites: 86

New Red Wings arena (No official name yet)

Downtown Sports and Entertainment District 9

Groundbreaking: Late 2014
Estimated opening: 2017
Estimated construction cost: $450 million (probably more)
Owner: Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority
Seating capacity: About 20,000
Suites: Not yet announced

More: Ilitch organization releases plans for new Red Wings arena district

Edmonton Oilers -- Rogers Place (Under construction)

Inside Rogers Place Edmonton

Groundbreaking: March 2014
Estimated opening: 2016
Estimated construction cost: $480 million
Owner: City of Edmonton
Seating capacity: 18,641
Suites: 56 suites; and 24 mini-suites

Pittsburgh Penguins – Consol Energy Center

Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh

Opened: 2010
Construction cost: $321 million
Owner: Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
Seating capacity: 18,387
Suites: 66

New Jersey Devils – Prudential Center 

Prudential Center

Opened: 2007
Construction cost: $375 million
Owner: Newark Housing Authority
Seating capacity: 17,625
Suites: 76

Arizona Coyotes – Jobing.com Arena 

Jobing Arena Coyotes

Opened: 2003
Construction cost: $220 million
Owner: City of Glendale, Ariz.
Seating capacity: 19,000
Suites: 87

Dallas Stars – American Airlines Arena

American Airlines Center Dallas

Opened: 2001
Construction cost: $420 million
Owner: City of Dallas
Seating capacity: 19,323 (With standing room)

Columbus Blue Jackets – Nationwide Arena

Nationwide Arena Columbus

Opened: 2000
Construction cost: $175 million
Owner: Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority
Seating capacity: 18,144
Suites: 16 Founders Suites, 36 Executive Suites, 26 loge boxes, 39 Club Terrace Tables, 6 Party Suites

Minnesota Wild – Xcel Energy Center

Xcel Energy Center Minnesota

Opened: 2000
Construction cost: $170 million
Owner: City of St. Paul
Seating capacity: 17,954
Suites: 74

Toronto Maple Leafs – Air Canada Centre

Air Canada Centre Toronto

Opened: 1999
Construction cost: $265 million
Owner: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Seating capacity: 20,270 (With standing room)
Suites: 65 Executive Suites, 32 Theatre Suites, 16 Loge Suites

Carolina Hurricanes – PNC Arena 

PNC Arena Carolina

Opened: 1999
Construction cost: $158 million
Owner: Centennial Authority
Seating capacity: 18,680
Suites: 66

Florida Panthers – BB&T Center

BBT Center Florida

Opened: 1998
Construction cost: $185 million
Owner: Broward County
Seating capacity: 19,250
Suites: 70

Montreal Canadiens – Bell Centre

Bell Centre Montreal

Opened: 1996
Construction cost: $270 million
Owner: Molson family
Seating capacity: 21,273
Suites: 135

Nashville Predators – Bridgestone Arena

Bridgestone Arena Nashville

Opened: 1996
Construction cost: $144 million
Owner: Sports Authority of Nashville and Davidson County
Seating capacity: 17,113
Suites: 72

Boston Bruins – TD Garden

TD Garden Boston

Opened: 1995
Construction cost: $160 million
Owner: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Seating capacity: 17,565
Suites: 90