Remembering Detroit s Olympia Stadium

OLYMPIA STADIUM SEAT SEC . 11 A 6 ROW CC ARENA ROW 5920 GRAND RIVER Detroit , Mich . ALL STAR WRESTLING TIME TO BE ANNNCED ARENA Established Price $ 4.54 $ 5.00 State Tax .46 82 NO REFUND 11 A OLYMPIA STADIUM 5920 GRAND RIVER – Detroit ...

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738519464

Category: History

Page: 128

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For over a half century Olympia Stadium was THE entertainment venue in Detroit. Almost every major sports and entertainment event was played there. The major tenant was the Detroit Red Wings. Most of the major touring ice shows also skated at the Olympia; great entertainers such as Elvis, the Beatles, KISS, Isaac Hayes, Alice Cooper, Lawrence Welk, John Denver, the Lone Ranger, and the Globetrotters stopped by to perform. In Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium, the author leads the reader on a fascinating journey, through the use of over 200 historic photographs, allowing us a glimpse into that building on Grand River and McGraw that was a second home to many. This volume also features the people behind the scenes who made the popcorn, cleaned the ice, sold drinks and food; took your tickets; saw you to your seats. The media, which reported the events on radio, TV, and in the newspapers, and the Red Wing Alumni who have been skating for over 40 years in old timers games rising money for charities, are all part of this celebration of Detroit's history.

Detroit s Olympia Stadium

In 1959 promoters Johnny Doyle and Jim Barnett drew 238,827 fans into the Olympia Stadium , taking in $ 544,957.00 . The papers ran photos and stories of ... OLYMP An Olympia usher tries to assist Detroit favorite Roul. The '60s and '70s.

Author: Robert Wimmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738507873

Category: History

Page: 128

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Also known as the Old Red Barn, Olympia Stadium was the largest rink in the United States when it opened in Detroit on October 22,1927. Robert Wimmer has compiled over 200 historic photographs and detailed captions for this new book, that follows the life of a sporting and entertainment landmark in the Motor City until its demolition in 1986. For over half a century, the Olympia Stadium hosted many of the top shows and stars coming through Detroit. The historic landmark filled its seats for the multitude of sporting events in Michigan, including championship boxing, wrestling, and lacrosse, and was also the home of the Detroit Redwings and the Pistons. Although there are many anonymous people pictured here who contributed to the history of the stadium, readers will recognize the more familiar faces and acts of Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Roy Rogers Rodeo, Dick the Bruiser, and many others.

The Gods of Olympia Stadium

The Original Six Era, the most glorious and tumultuous time in Detroit hockey history, is brought to life through the words of many legendary players from the mid-1940s through the late '60s.

Author: Richard Kincaide

Publisher: Sports Pub

ISBN: 1582616019

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 141

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The Original Six Era, the most glorious and tumultuous time in Detroit hockey history, is brought to life through the words of many legendary players from the mid-1940s through the late '60s.

This Saturday Night Detroit Wrestling 1965 80 Photo Album

To a fan of pro wrestling in Detroit, Michigan, that statement was the call, usually issued by host Lord Athol Layton, on the Big Time Wrestling television program that ... In 1971, a rival promotion opened at Detroit's Olympia Stadium.

Author: Brian Bukantis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430305569

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

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This book takes you back to the 'air-conditioned' Cobo Arena and the famed Olympia Stadium where for 15 years wrestlers like The Sheik, Dick the Bruiser, Bobo Brazil, Pampero Firpo, Luis Martinez and others appeared. This photo album consists of full page 8x10 photos - many never seen before. Relive the glory days of territorial pro wrestling in the Motor City through the nearly 200 photos included. Individuals, tag teams, ladies, managers, even announcers are included!

Metro Detroit s High School Basketball Rivalries

Detroit St. Joseph head coach Joe Huerth ( left ) is gracious in defeat at Olympia Stadium after Will Robinson's Miller Trojans won the 1947 inaugural city title game . After Miller closed , Robinson led Detroit Pershing to league ...

Author: T. C. Cameron

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738560146

Category: History

Page: 127

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Few cities can claim a hardwood heritage like that found in metro Detroit. Metro Detroit has been the epicenter for cataclysmic change in the past 60 years that no other major American city has suffered, but the one constant among so much upheaval is a passionate following afforded high school basketball. The rise and fall of the automotive industry, the Motown record label's emergence and eventual relocation, social and racial unrest, and the polarization of one of America's great cities has not slowed the love and passion Detroiters-city and suburban dwellers alike-share for prep basketball.

Tiger Stadium

Essays and Memories of Detroit's Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009 Michael Betzold, John Davids, Bill Dow ... Robert Wimmer, Detroit's Olympia Stadium (Chicago: Arcadia, 2000) and Robert Wimmer, Remembering Detroit's Olympia Stadium ...

Author: Michael Betzold,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476631141

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 290

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Built in 1912, Detroit's Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans. Based on a classic grandstand design, its development through the 20th century reflected the booming industrial city around it. Emphasizing utility over adornment and offering more fans affordable seats near the field than any other venue in sports, it was in every sense a working-class ballpark that made the game the central focus. Drawing on the perspectives of historians, architects, fans and players, the authors describe how Tiger Stadium grew and adapted and then, despite the efforts of fans, was abandoned and destroyed. It is a story of corporate welfare, politics and indifference to history pitted against an enduring love of place. Chronological diagrams illustrate the evolution of the playing field.

The Detroit Pistons

Olympia Stadium The Pistons moved out of their starter home in '61 -62 , saying goodbye to venerable Olympia Stadium in favor of 10,939 - seat Convention Arena on the banks of the Detroit River . The struggling club moved because the ...

Author: Steve Addy

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1582615535

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

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Hearings

Mr. Norris , is it correct that the Detroit Red Wings ' home games are played in the Detroit Olympia Stadium ? Mr. NORRIS . Yes , sir . Mr. MALETZ . Do you have any financial interest in the Detroit Olympia Stadium ? Mr. NORRIS .

Author: United States. Congress. House

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ISBN: UOM:35112104237351

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Hearings

Mr. Norris , is it correct that the Detroit Red Wings ' home games are played in the Detroit Olympia Stadium ? Mr. NORRIS . Yes , sir . Mr. MALETZ . Do you have any financial interest in the Detroit Olympia Stadium ? Mr. NORRIS .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

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ISBN: UOM:39015012908011

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Organized Professional Team Sports

Mr. Norris , is it correct that the Detroit Red Wings ' home games are played in the Detroit Olympia Stadium ? Mr. NORRIS . Yes , sir . Mr. MALETZ . Do you have any financial interest in the Detroit Olympia Stadium ? Mr. NORRIS .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119502750

Category: Antitrust law

Page: 3154

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Committee Serial No. 8. pt. 1: Considers legislation on the applicability of the antitrust laws to organize professional sports enterprises. pt. 2: Continuation of hearings on sports teams and antitrust legislation. pt. 3: Continuation of antitrust hearings on professional sports antitrust exemptions.