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Detroit Pistons to move to downtown Detroit

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The Detroit Pistons announced they will move to downtown Detroit.

The announcement came on Tuesday as the team announced they will open next season at the Little Caesars Arena.

The move will include a new practice facility for the team that will be constructed at a site nearby.

“This is a historic day for our franchise, and for the City of Detroit,” said Tom Gores, owner of the Pistons. “We’re moving to a beautiful new arena that will provide a state-of-the-art fan experience, and we’re investing in the future of Detroit.

“I've always believed that a sports franchise is a community asset with the power to unite and inspire people," he added. “There’s a big responsibility that goes with that, but there’s also a big payoff. Not just for the city of Detroit, but for the whole region. Detroit is rising, reinventing itself. The Pistons are doing the same. We’re in this together, and we couldn’t be more excited about that.”

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the move is evidence to Detroit's turnaround.

“This is further proof of Detroit’s resurgence and we look forward to welcoming the Pistons in their new home,” Duggan said.

You can read the full press release here:

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