1979 : Inaugeral Event Held At Joe Louis Arena

When:
December 12, 2018 all-day
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On December 12, 1979, the inaugural event at Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit featured a men’s basketball game, pitting Willie McCarter’s University of Detroit squad against Johnny Orr’s final team at the University of Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Titans 85-72.

Source : Detroit Historical Society

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