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Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Little Caesars Arena

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DETROIT (WNEM) -

Sports fans, do you know what day it is? 

After months of anticipation Little Caesars Arena opens Tuesday, Sept. 5 in downtown Detroit! 

>>Watch Live: Ribbon-cutting ceremony<<

The building will be the new home of the Red Wings hockey club and Detroit Pistons basketball team.  The Ilitch family will cut the ribbon to open the facility today and public tours will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Michigan's own Kid Rock will open the arena with a concert on Sept. 12.

The Red Wings unveiled first ice at the Little Caesars Arena last month  The rink sports its tradition Red Wings logo with the words “Hockeytown” at center ice.

The hockey team is flashing more than just ice at their new home. A new 5,100-square foot centerhung scoreboard will be the largest system in the NHL, the team said.  

The display will allow video programming to completely wrap around the system and create a 360-degree experience for fans.  

The Wings play their first game at LCA on Sept. 23, when they host the Boston Bruins for the first of four home exhibition matches. 

The regular-season opener is Oct. 5 vs. the Minnesota Wild. 

RANT LINE: Little Caesars Arena is set to open with Kid Rock on September 12 and it is drawing both praise and criticism. An editorial in the Detroit Free Press over the weekend said opening with Kid Rock is a “middle finger” to the racially diverse city of Detroit, saying the singer has repeatedly denounced the idea of African Americans pushing back against inequality. What do you think? Call the Rant Line at 989-758-2177 and we may use some of your comments on air!

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