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DETROIT - FEBRUARY 8: Joe Louis Arena is shown before the Detroit Red Wings game against the Nashville Predators on February 8, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings won 6-0. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Demolition crews are beginning the process to tear down the Joe Louis Arena.

“The Joe,” which has been standing in Detroit since 1979, was the home of the Detroit Red Wings for nearly 40 years…

Vancouver Canucks v Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – OCTOBER 5: A general view of the interior of Joe Louis Arena as the Detroit Red Wings play the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Joe Louis Arena October 5, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan. The Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Then, in 2017, the team moved to the newly-constructed Little Caesars Arena, leaving Joe Louis Arena empty.

Officials say the removal of the building will cost around $10 million.

The arena is expected to be demolished by early 2020.

Which arena do YOU prefer: “The Joe” or Little Caesars Arena?

Tracy Marie is one of Beasley Media Detroit's Digital Program Directors. She has an obsession with fun coffee mugs, yoga pants, and Jason Momoa. She enjoys decorating, taking naps and a good coffee buzz. You can hear her on-air, Sundays 10am-3pm. Connect with her on Instagram @ItsTracyMarie.