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Tigersfan9
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Post Number: 86
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Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 2:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know the Pistons officially moved out of Cobo in 1978, but did they play games there throughout the 1980s when necessary (i.e. due to scheduling conflicts at the Silverdome)? Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Bongman
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Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 3:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't recall any. The Silverdome roof did take a shit once...and they my have played at Cobo during the repairs. I believe the roof caved in from heavy snow and wind....but I don't remember what year that was. Just taking a shot in the dark.
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Chitaku
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Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 3:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They played a playoff game at GPHS
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Mountainman
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Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 4:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't have the exact dates but the Pistons' started play at the Olympia, then moved to Cobo. In 1978 they moved to the Silverdome, and when its roof collapsed in '84 they played some games at Joe Louis.
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Kenp
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Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 4:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They played a playoff game at JLA in 1984.
http://www.nba.com/pistons/new s/bluecollarblueprint_excerpts f.html
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 8:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone remember Gus doing the Twist during timeouts at Cobo?
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Zephyrprocess
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Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 8:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ahhh Gus--retrieving that long-forgotten visual memory brought a smile to my face. Thanks!

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