Joe Louis On Thin Ice?

The clock is ticking for Joe Louis Arena, which could face the loss of its anchor tenant as negotiations with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings are set to conclude June 30.

The team is expected to inform the city at that time whether it plans to extend a current lease agreement at the aging facility by another 20 years, according to the Detroit News.

A representative for the Ilitch family, which owns the team, told the paper in a statement that “our organization is continuing to study all options, including the remodel of (Joe Louis Arena) and the construction of a new arena.”