Located on the Riverfront, and underused is the historic Cobo Arena. Built in 1960 it is nothing spectacular architecturally, but it has a legendary musical pedigree.
Some very big selling musical albums were recorded live at Cobo – Among them: Kiss – Alive!; Bob Seger – Live Bullets & The Tragically Hip – Live Between Us.
The arena also has a sporting heritage as well, it was home to the Pistons from 1961 to 1978, and also home to the Michigan Stags of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1974-1975. It has also been used for fringe sporting franchises as well, everything from indoor soccer to inline hockey.
From Street Level
The interior, showing the ramps to the upper level
A panoramic view of the arena (click for a larger version)
An old Postcard view