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Detroit Pistons Return to Detroit at Little Caesars Arena

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The Detroit Pistons ushered in a new era in Detroit sports and entertainment history during their 2017-2018 season opener against the Charlotte Hornets at the new Little Caesars Arena.

Before their 102-90 victory, Pistons fans enjoyed an afternoon and evening filled with festivities and musical performances.

Halftime and pre-game entertainers included Eminem collaborator and Grammy-nominated singer Skylar Grey; Detroit-native and hip-hop artist Dej Loaf and 2016 American Idol contestant Manny Torres.

Many former and legendary Pistons players made appearances, including Dave Bing and Bob Lanier. 

Attendees received commemorative t-shirts and an engraved, interactive PixMob wristband that helped to create the ultimate fan experience as each pixel transformed the crowd into a canvas.  

The team’s historic move from the Palace of Auburn Hills to Little Caesars Arena makes Detroit the only city in the nation with four local, major sports leagues in its downtown district.

The move also marks the team’s return to city, where they previously played at Olympia Stadium and Cobo Arena.

Purchase Detroit Pistons tickets at or at Little Caesars Arena and check out the team’s season schedule here.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions — The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.