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Four-year extensions announced for GLI, Michigan vs. Michigan State games at Little Caesars Arena

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By @MichaelCaples –

313 Presents – a joint venture between Olympia Entertainment and Palace Sports & Entertainment – just announced that the Great Lakes Invitational and the ‘Duel in the D’ game between Michigan and Michigan State will be staying in Detroit for the foreseeable future.

The organization has agreed to a four-year contract extension with Michigan Tech to keep the GLI at Little Caesars Arena, as well as a four-year extension with the Wolverines and Spartans to continue their traditional rivalry game in Hockeytown.

“We’re excited to announce the four-year extensions for ‘College Hockey in the D,’ as the GLI has become a holiday tradition for sports fans throughout the state of Michigan, and the ‘Duel in the D’ features one of the most exciting rivalries in college athletics,” said Tom Wilson, President & CEO of Olympia Entertainment and Interim President of 313 Presents. “We look forward to welcoming college hockey fans to Little Caesars Arena to wear their colors and cheer on their teams – all while taking in the head-turning innovations and unparalleled fan experience within the world-class arena.”


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