Red Wings officially announce free public Wi-Fi available at Joe Louis Arena

Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey
Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey


By @SKubus

Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings officially announced the launch of free high-speed public Wi-Fi at Joe Louis Arena for fans in attendance of Red Wings games and other entertainment events.

Partnered with Extreme Networks, Inc. and SignalShare, the Red Wings will officially unveil the new Wi-Fi system for fans at Joe Louis Arena Saturday afternoon when Detroit hosts the New York Islanders.

SignalShare’s LiveFi system is a cloud-based platform designed to help venues connect with a live audience, while Extreme Networks’ IdentifFI Wireless system is a state-of-the-art wireless platform delivering high-density wireless performance tailored for indoor and outdoor arenas and stadiums.

To access the Wi-Fi, guests simply need to select the “#JLAwifi” option on their phones. An opt-in page will prompt them to enter their name, e-mail address, ZIP code, and to accept the terms and conditions.

“Reliable connectivity is a must as we look to provide an unmatched live game experience for Red Wings fans and guests at other sporting and entertainment events at The Joe,” said Tom Wilson, President and CEO of Olympia Entertainment.

Fans who attended any December home games may have already noticed the Wi-Fi, as the Red Wings executed a test period, in which more than 25,000 fans logged on.