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Gthomas
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 09-2004
Posted From: 192.135.141.99
Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 6:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know this has been said and know that it will never come to existance but I really think if the pistons were to move downtown it will set everything off and fill in the gap! Detroit really need the Pistons here if they want to become a real vibrant city like Atlanta, Chicago! I look around other downtowns when they host basketball games and its soooo much going on and the area is filled with pedestrian walking around visiting shop and bars, while other venues are schedule for the same day. We need them here and im going to constantly stress this til someone make changes!
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Naturalsister
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Post Number: 606
Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 6:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't even bother, please.

later - naturalsister
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Jimelnino
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Post Number: 404
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 6:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

First of all, not gonna happen

Second of all, we've already got 3 of the 4 pro teams downtown, and it already brings people down during the games. Basketball fans aren't any more outgoing than hockey, baseball, and/or football fans, and besides most of them are the same people that come down for Wings, Tigers, and Lions games.

I tell you what, this saturday the Wings are playing and the Tigers are playing, go downtown and take in the vibe of fans everywhere, I'm sure it will be similar to what you are talking about.
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Tayshaun22
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Post Number: 105
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 7:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not as long as Billy Davidson owns the team.
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 1438
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 7:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jimelnino's last paragraph tells it like it is.

I believe the Pistons should play in Detroit, on principle. I will not be a passionate fan of theirs until they do. Unfortunately, B-Davidson does not have much principle when it comes to this. He'd rather make you drive and then absorb all the profits from you parking in his giant parking lot, and then getting stuck in traffic.

(Message edited by mackinaw on April 26, 2006)
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Detroitstar
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 01-2006
Posted From: 65.42.16.138
Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 7:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Chicago Bears are the only pro team that plays "downtown" in the windy city, so I fail to see your point on this.

The United Center (Bulls/Blackhawks), US Cellular Field, and Wrigley Field are all in other areas of town.
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Ssport
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Post Number: 25
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 7:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I actually heard from the ghettoman that they may move to where Tiger Stadium is.
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Eric
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Post Number: 440
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Posted From: 35.11.210.161
Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 7:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is no point, having 3 of the 4 teams downtown is better than most cuties. So we already get events on the same day the Pistons downtown isn't going to magically make the city vibrant
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Rbdetsport
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Post Number: 82
Registered: 11-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 7:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe if a new Red Wings arena is built, the Pistons could share. That would be good. When the Wings have a game, the Pistons could play at Cobo Arena.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 2020
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 8:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rbdetsport.... Mike Ilitch and Bill Davidson hate each other.... I wouldn't count on it.
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Eric
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Post Number: 441
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 8:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Methinks you need to put down the crack pipe. Why would Davidson give up his relatively new arena to likely end up sharing the parking and concert revenue? Only to play in old ass, no frills Cobo when the Wings are playing.
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Border5150
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Post Number: 135
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 11:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ain't gonna happen.

I've heard on this site that Bill Davidson will NEVER move the team back to they city.

I've also heard that the Palce of Auburn Hills is the biggest money making venue of its style/size in the country, if not all of North America.

I've posted elswehere on this site that Detroit is the only 4 major league team city that has separate venues for each team. But that may be changing with the stadium boon...
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Dnvn522
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Post Number: 111
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 204.24.64.25
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 9:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Detroit really need the Pistons here if they want to become a real vibrant city like Atlanta, Chicago!




LOL! So if the Pistons did move back into town, should we just change the name "Detroit" to "Atlanta-North"?
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Collective
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Post Number: 341
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Posted From: 70.8.217.145
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 10:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Never say never...anyone notice that Bill Davison is kinda being propped up in his chair ala Weekend at Bernies? He won't be with us much longer I suspect.
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Deputy
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Post Number: 90
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Posted From: 63.115.132.100
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 11:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Eric,
The Palace of Auburn Hills is the second oldest venue in the NBA behind Madison Square Garden. Though Davidson renovates and adds on so often it seems fairly new.
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Jt1
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Post Number: 7253
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 11:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Palace, while old for the NBA is still one extremely nice venue.
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Detroitstar
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Post Number: 11
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Posted From: 35.8.144.6
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 11:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The facilities are still some of the best in the league. No reason to leave Auburn Hills. In fact, leaving the suburbs could actually be negative for the franchise.
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Bongman
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 11:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"8-1 odds....THAT's BULLSHIT !"


Compliment of HHOF Site
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Dnvn522
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Post Number: 112
Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 1:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Deputy- Don't forget about the Meadowlands that the Nets play in. From the early '80s I believe.
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Wilus1mj
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Post Number: 55
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 3:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Davidson just invested a large amount of money for updates this past year..no way he's moving anytime in the next 20 years.

By the way..the new updates look great, especially that second level bar/club.
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 366
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.42.23.2
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 4:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Every time I see him, he looks closer to the time clock waiting to punch out :-D
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Chemak
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 4:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Davidson at least didn't hold any city hostage to build him a stadium. He built the Palace completely with private funding. Unlike some other owners we know.
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Deputy
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Post Number: 91
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 5:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dnvn522,
OK, I see your point. I am now trying to figure out why they claim to have the second oldest building in the NBA.
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Andyguard73
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 03-2006
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 7:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Isn't there talk of the Nets moving to Brooklyn, if a new arena is built?
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Detroit313
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Post Number: 41
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 72.229.136.103
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 8:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup the Nets are set to move to Brooklyn in the 08-09 season. I live in Park-Slope Brooklyn. (From DETROIT).If the Piston were to move back to the city they shuold try mid-town over by the dequindre cut. Image the possibilities of building away from downtown and establishing a new area by new center. That would be (in my opionin) too much stuff downtown. just a thought.313
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Detroit313
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 11:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup the Nets are set to move to Brooklyn in the 08-09 season. I live in Park-Slope Brooklyn. (From DETROIT).If the Piston were to move back to the city they shuold try mid-town over by the dequindre cut. Image the possibilities of building away from downtown and establishing a new area by new center. That would be (in my opionin) too much stuff downtown. just a thought.313
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Taj920
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Post Number: 102
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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 8:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe Dan Gilbert will move the Cavaliers to downtown Detroit.
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 376
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 12:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Smart Choice Cavaliers
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Jimelnino
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Post Number: 406
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Posted From: 68.250.43.213
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 1:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a rash of NBA arenas built after the Palace, and thats because everyone wanted to copy off of the Palace and its number of suites, since the Palace proved thats where all the money is at.

Honestly, the trend in the last 10-15 years to add more suites is mostly due to the Palace. Even Yankee Statdium is being torn down because it doesn't have enough suites.

The Palace is a great arena, it just sucks trying to get there or leave, the Pistons aren't going anywhere for a long time.

Also, for those of you who don't know, the Palace was built with 100% private funds.
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 217
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 1:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I say light rail to the Palace

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