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Old 12-05-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Who else would agree the Pistons belong in Detroit?i
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Certainly they need to be in a more central location, but it's unlikely they'll move anytime soon. They are renovating the Palace sometime soon.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: On City-Data
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Detroit isn't exactly a central location, unless you are talking about far northwest Detroit.

Personally, I think these large monstrosities do more harm than good. They are a big obstruction to movement, tie up a large amount of space, are rarely used, are very ugly, become outdated (supposedly) and are left abandoned, serve mostly suburbanites, promote idleness and drunkenness, and provide no lasting contribution to the commercial activity of the city (other than bars).
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Michissippi
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The problem with locating sports arenas in Detroit is that you risk having your car broken into or stolen or getting mugged, etc., when you go to see a game.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:50 AM
 
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Nah I think that argument is ridiculous. Does the risk of this go up slightly? Sure. But is it significant? Nah, not really. Just ask the many thousands of Lions, Tigers & Red Wings fans that regularly go into Detroit for games. And I'm a guy from Chicago (Bulls fan also) that happens to be in central Michigan for school for a bit. Pistons are in a tough spot b/c the new owner owns the stadium outright I believe. The stadium is renovated, very functional & hosts a lot of other functions like concerts. I think in the long run he should partner up with fellow billionaire Ilitch and house the Pistons in a state of the art arena in a downtown Detroit arena with the Red Wings. You know, in Chicago the Bulls share the United Center with the Blackhawks, and in New York the Knicks share the Madison Square Garden with the Rangers. It can certainly be done.

Folks in & near the city of Detroit, plus west suburbanites, down river folk and even a handful of Canadians will all of a sudden start coming to games that haven't bothered to trek to Auburn Hills for years. Gotta remember, in a way it's hip to be "Detroit" in the same way the New Jersey Nets moved to Brooklyn.

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The problem with locating sports arenas in Detroit is that you risk having your car broken into or stolen or getting mugged, etc., when you go to see a game.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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I agree. Pistons should be in Detroit. I guess 3/4 ain't bad but it would still be nice to have 100% of the pro sports teams in Detroit city limits. It's not like the Pistons are located in an inner ring suburb like Southfield or Warren. It's wayyy out in Auburn Hills, north of Pontiac. Placed near the end of a sea of burbs, shopping centers, and office parks. The only people it is more convenient to is people in that part of the county near OU, and people coming from the north like Flint or Saginaw. Oh and of course, the people afraid to go into Detroit, even downtown.
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