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Pistons Fans that wanted the Pistons play in Detroit, had finally had their prayers answered on Tuesday
At a press conference on Tuesday, the Detroit Pistons announced that the team will be playing its home games in downtown Detroit and sharing a new arena with the Detroit Red Wings called Little Caesars Arena.
According to MLive, the Detroit DDA will kick in another $34.5 million in bond proceeds that will be used to modify the arena so that it can also house a basketball team.
The Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment will move its business operations, corporate headquarters, team practice and training facilities into a new practice facility, to be built north of the arena at a cost between $32 and $55 million.
The Pistons were in downtown Detroit when they called Cobo Arena home from 1961-78 before heading to the Pontiac Silverdome and then Auburn Hills. The Palace is about 30 miles from downtown Detroit.
The Pistons have been playing at The Palace of Auburn Hills since the 1988-89 NBA Season
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