Olympia Entertainment

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Olympia Entertainment
Private
Industry Professional sports, property management, entertainment
Founded 1927
Headquarters Fox Theatre
Detroit, Michigan
, United States
Area served
Detroit
Key people
Marian Bayoff Ilitch
Products Professional sports teams, sports venues,
Owner Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
Subsidiaries Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Tigers
Fox Theatre
Joe Louis Arena
Comerica Park
Little Caesars Arena
City Theatre
Website Olympia Entertainment

Olympia Entertainment is an American sports and entertainment company headquartered in the Fox Theatre in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.[1] Olympia is a division of Ilitch Holdings, Inc., and owned by Marian Ilitch. It owns or manages the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, the Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Arena (management), Comerica Park (management), Cobo Arena (management), City Theatre, and Hockeytown Café. Starting on December 1, 2007 Olympia began managing the entertainment venues at the Detroit Masonic Temple after the Detroit Masonic Association ousted the previous management company Halberd. Upon opening, Olympia will be the arena manager for Little Caesars Arena.

Olympia Entertainment traces its roots to the 1927 opening of its namesake, the Olympia Stadium, longtime home of the Red Wings. By the 1930s, the Norris family, owners of the Red Wings, had formed Olympia Stadium Corporation as a management company for the arena. In 1979, Olympia Stadium Corporation became the management company for the newly built Joe Louis Arena, which was owned by the city of Detroit and leased to the Red Wings. Mike and Marian Ilitch bought Olympia Stadium Corporation as part of their 1982 purchase of the Red Wings, and renamed it Olympia Arenas. They bought and renovated the Fox Theatre in 1987 and moved Olympia and Little Caesars' headquarters there a year later. The current name, Olympia Entertainment, was adopted in 1996.

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  1. ^ "About Us." Olympia Entertainment. Retrieved on November 2, 2009.

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