Starting out as the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons as part of the National Basketball League in
1941, the Detroit Pistons were founded in Indiana. The team won two championships in
that league. Moving to the NBA in 1948, the Detroit Pistons tickets have allowed fans to see
three additional championships.
The move to Detroit was due to the smallness of the city and to create more profit for
the team. When you think of the Detroit Pistons, most people think of the Bad Boy era.
Detroit Pistons tickets during that time were a hot commodity. If you had Detroit Pistons
tickets, you were able to watch the fantastic play of Dennis Rodman, Isiah Thomas and
the infamous, Bill Laimbeer. Bill was known for his dirty antics and play. Coached by
the extremely successful, Chuck Dailey, the Bad Boys remained on top until they were
dethroned by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. The final memory of this team is
when they lost in the playoffs to the Bulls and left the court without displaying good
sportsmanship. One must admit that the Bad Boys of that era were a force to be reckoned
Since then, Detroit embarked upon a rebuilding phase and has been able to rebound.
Detroit Pistons tickets in 2004 were the hot ticket, as the team grabbed an NBA title once
again with players like Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun
Since the 2004 championship, the Pistons have returned to another dry spell and are now
trying to find a way to overcome. The value of the Detroit Pistons tickets has seen a decline.
Detroit Pistons tickets gained entrance into several different arenas. In Fort Wayne,
Indiana the team played at the North Side High School Gym (1949-1952), Allen County War
Memorial Coliseum (1952-1957). In the Detroit area, Detroit Pistons tickets gained entrance
into Olympia Stadium (1957-1961), Cobo Arena (1961-1978), Pontiac Silverdome (1978-
1988) and now the team plays at the popular Palace of Auburn Hills (1988-present). During
the 1984 season, the roof of the Silverdome collapsed and the team found themselves
playing at the Joe Louis and Cobo arenas for a total of 16 games.
The Pistons have had two mascots over the years, Sir Slam A Lot from 1994-1996 and
currently, Hooper. Hooper provides game time interactive entertainment and fun for all the
fans. The team name is obvious as Detroit is known for the auto industry and Pistons is an
appropriate name to honor the industry. The auto industry has fluctuated over the years,
just as the team has.
The fans love their team. They are anxiously awaiting another resurge to the top of the NBA
ladder. With a couple of upcoming rebuilding seasons and the right pieces in place, Detroit
Pistons tickets will reclaim itself as having worth and value. The continued rivalries against
the Chicago Bulls, LA Lakers and Boston Celtics have the fans' mouths watering. They can’t
wait to get the upper hand again. There’s nothing like an old-fashioned NBA rivalry to get
the blood flowing and juices running.
11-26-12: The last place Pistons are coming off a blowout loss to the Knicks on the road and are currently in last place at 3-11. The Pistons have played 9 of their 14 games away from home and have a 1-8 road record. With two home games against the Blazers and Suns, let’s see if the Pistons can put together some sort of winning streak. The Pistons are young and getting good production from both Brandon Knight and rookie C/F Andre Drummond.