By, Justin Spiro
December 29, 2016
The Detroit Pistons announced their return to downtown Detroit in late November at a colorful press conference. A beaming Tom Gores declared it a “historic day for the franchise”. Excitement was in the air as an adoring media punted their journalism degrees out the window and openly applauded the heartfelt homecoming. The majority of the fan base – 79% in one Twitter poll – supported the move downtown as well. The past decade had been dull at 3 Championship Drive. Surely a return to their Detroit roots in an urban sport like basketball would reinvigorate a dwindling Pistons fan base.
A month later, there is just one problem. The Pistons still aren’t selling any tickets.
Since the November 22 announcement, I have had my own suspicions regardin...Read More