One of the Original Six™ franchises in the National Hockey League, the Detroit Red Wings have won more Stanley Cup® Championships than any other American franchise. Purchased in 1982
by Mike and Marian Ilitch, the Red Wings have stood as one of professional sports' premier franchises with the most recent Cup victories in 1997, 1998, 2002
and 2008. The Red Wings play in front of sellout crowds of 20,000-plus fans at Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit.