2017 : Detroit Pistons Return to Detroit for the First Time Since 1979

October 18, 2021 all-day

Wednesday celebrated the Pistons return to Detroit for the first time since 1979, when they played at Cobo Arena.   This time, the Detroit Pistons played for the first time in Little Caesars Arena.

Inside, blue commemorative T-shirts with “Detroit Basketball: 1957-2017” and the Pistons logo covered each of the 21,000 seats in the arena, covering at least one of the biggest criticisms of Little Caesars Arena, the bright red seats. Each seat also had a special LED bracelet that will light up during specified times during the game.

In recent weeks, many Pistons fans wondered whether there would be more Pistons-themed memorabilia instead of Red Wings items. A large Isiah Thomas mural hung near one of the entrances and plenty of pop-up kiosks with Pistons team gear were around the concourse.

For the full article, see Sarah Rahal, “Fans celebrate Pistons’ return to Detroit after 38 years“, Detroit News, October 18, 2017

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