Pistons to Leave Palace of Auburn Hills for Little Caesars Arena

November 21st, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »
The Detroit Pistons' days at the Palace of Auburn Hills are numbered.

The Pistons confirmed on Tuesday that they will move to Little Caesars Arena for the start of the 2017-18 campaign after Ian Thibodeau and Louis Aguilar of the Detroit News first reported the move on Monday.

Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press confirmed an announcement could come on Tuesday.

Thibodeau and Aguilar noted the Pistons have played at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan, since 1988.

The Pistons and Olympia Development of Michigan—the development arm of the Illitch family that owns the Detroit Red Wings and is building Little Caesars Arena—are holding a press conference Tuesday at Cass Technical High School, per Thibodeau and Aguilar.

According to Thibodeau and Aguilar, the Detroit Downtown Development Authority approved zoning changes in 2015 that would let construction start on the new 20,000-seat arena, which will also house the NHL's Red Wings.

It will open by ...

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