Red Wings/Pistons reveal food choices at Little Caesars Arena

Little Caesars Arena opens as the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons this fall. In addition to knowing which two teams will call the new venue home, we now know what fans will be snacking on while attending events.

The sports venue food service giant Delaware North Sportservice has been given the food, beverage, and retail sales contract for Detroit's brand new world-class venue. The company now services a total of three Detroit professional sports teams, having already supplied concessions for the Detroit Tigers for over 80 years now. 

Little Caesars Arena's 50-plus fixed and portable stands will be serviced by Sportservice, and it will manage premium dining services in five club areas, 24 loge boxes and 62 suites, Olympia said in an official statement. Additionally, it will manage the 9,500 square foot team store inside the arena as well as a 19,000 square-foot District Market and restaurant and bar outside the arena.

Food and drink options that fans can look forward to include, “fresh fruit and greens at the District Market Express; hand-breaded chicken and fresh cut fries at The Coop; locally-based brewery offerings and craft cocktails with hand-carved sandwiches at 1701 Pub; regionally themed favorites like coney dogs and shawarma at Detroit House, along with other Detroit-area favorites, including Dearborn Sausages and Better Made Potato Chips.”

Delaware North has a special love for the city of Detroit and its passionate sports fans,” said Carlos Bernal, president of Delaware North Sportservice. “We've proudly served Tigers fans for more than 85 years and now we have the distinct privilege to work with the Red Wings and the Pistons, two iconic sports teams, at their new home. We're even more excited to be a part of the city's history when this new, world-class facility opens, and we look forward to bringing Detroit sports fans a fresh and innovative game-day experience.”

The Detroit Red Wings played their final season at Joe Louis Arena this year, which they called home since 1979. Meanwhile, the Pistons will be playing downtown for the first time in decades after having played at the Palace of Auburn Hills since the late 1980s.