Starting in the fall, the Pistons are expected to join the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena, a new facility under construction in downtown Detroit. Since it was announced last November, the Pistons’ shift to the new venue seems to have caught the attention of their fans.
At all of the price levels that have been made available, the Pistons are experiencing solid sales, and their retention rate is reportedly strong. This information has given club officials some optimism heading into next season. More from The Detroit News:
Courtside seats — 402 folding chairs that range from $70,400 to $13,200 for 41 homes games plus the preseason — sold out within a few weeks last month. Beyond new season ticket holders, the Pistons are on track to retain more than 80 percent of those who had full season tickets for the 2016-17 season, according to team officials. Half season and partial season tickets, along with single game tickets, go on sale later this summer.
Kevin Grigg, Pistons vice president of public relations, said sales so far are a “good sign.” The No. 2 ranking for new season tickets comes from internal NBA data, he said. Griggs didn’t know the NBA’s top seller.
The move to a new arena will coincide with an increase in price points for several ticket options, including the lowest full-season plan, which will jump from $429 at The Palace of Auburn Hills to $616 at Little Caesars Arena.
When it was announced last year, the Pistons’ move to Little Caesars Arena was contingent on several factors, including approval from the NBA and various governmental bodies. Some of those layers of approval are still pending, but the Pistons still have plans in place to change arenas, and held a ceremony during their final game at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 10.
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