The soon-to-open Little Caesars Arena will be home to the Detroit Pistons in 2017, reports The Michigan Daily. The new arena, set to open in September of next year, will see the NBA’s Pistons leave the Palace of Auburn Hills – the team’s home for 28 years – to take up residence in the new arena, located in midtown Detroit.
The move was announced by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Pistons owner Tom Gores, and Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings. Little Caesars Arena, which is already slated to house the Red Wings, is owned by Olympia Development, part of Ilitch Holdings of Michigan.
“I am so impressed by the vision of Chris Ilitch and his parents,” said Gores in a press statement. “We admire everything Mike and Marian Ilitch have done in Detroit and the passion they have for the city. Their dedication has served as a catalyst for so much investment and we are proud to join them in this effort.”
December 1, 2016