Detroit Pistons Rumors
The Detroit Pistons proposed Friday a massive mixed-use facility that would house its team headquarters and practice facility. The project, unveiled during a news conference at Henry Ford Health System headquarters, would sit on a parcel of land between Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit’s New Center Area.
Construction is slated to begin this summer, with the Henry Ford-Detroit Pistons Performance Center expected to open for the 2018-19 season. “In every sense, Detroit will be our home,” said Arn Tellem, vice chairman of Palace Sports & Entertainment. “We intend to build something all Detroiters will be proud of.”
The facility, privately financed by Pistons owner Tom Gores and Palace Sports & Entertainment at an expected cost of $50 to $65 million, will include 100,000 square feet of practice and training space for Detroit’s NBA club, which currently practices in a separate facility in Auburn Hills. The Pistons will continue to practice and operate in Auburn Hills during the 2017-18 season.