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


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

New Red Wings arena (No official name yet)


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)


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

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 

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

Arizona Coyotes – Jobing.com Arena 

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

Dallas Stars – American Airlines Arena

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

Columbus Blue Jackets – Nationwide Arena

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

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

Toronto Maple Leafs – Air Canada Centre

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 

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

Florida Panthers – BB&T Center

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

Montreal Canadiens – Bell Centre

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

Nashville Predators – Bridgestone Arena

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

Boston Bruins – TD Garden


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