The Pistons average ticket price for the NBA regular season games has stayed at an affordable rate of $25 or under for the last five seasons. The largest decrease of ticket pricing was during the 2012-2013 season with a dip from $25 to $17, which was a 29% drop. The next three season prices fluctuated around the $20 mark of only a couple of dollars, keeping a steady price range through 2013-2015. The average ticket price for the Detroit Pistons regular season NBA games for 2016 has hit an all-time high over the six seasons, selling for $45, an increase of 125% from the previous season.
(Data updated 10/28/2016)
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2017 Pistons Season Preview
The Detroit Pistons made great positive strides as a team last season with their first showing in the NBA playoffs since 2009. Even though they lost to the Cavaliers in the first round the Pistons' season was an improvement with a record of 44-38, which was their first winning season since the 2007-2008 season. Detroit has an exciting 2016-2017 season with a talented young core group with returning players: Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris, as well as new additions: Ish Smith and Jon Leuer. The Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has known that it is crucial for him to improve one of last season worst benches in the league; with his work this summer it seems that these key positions have been filled to fix this issue. Expect an exciting 2016-2017 season for the Pistons as they are expected to jump to 4th in the Eastern Division as well as take another shot at the playoffs. Whether you are planning on cheering on the Pistons at home or on the road, TicketCity has some of the best deals for the Detroit Pistons’ tickets.
Detroit Pistons Basketball at The Palace of Auburn Hills Address: 6 Championship Dr, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
The Pistons play their home games at The Palace of Auburn Hills, located just outside Detroit in Auburn Hills, Michigan. When filled to capacity, The Palace holds more than 22 thousand screaming fans. The arena was recently renovated to provide fans with the best possible environment to enjoy an NBA basketball game. The Detroit Pistons home bench is on The Palace of Auburn Hills court side with in front of sections 114 & 115. The Palace of Auburn Hills parking information is covered in our Pistons event guide.
Pistons vs. Bulls
One of the best rivalries in the NBA during the late 1980s and early 1990s, these two teams often met in the playoffs when the stakes were at its highest. The Pistons were nicknamed “The Bad Boys” because of their tough, physical, and sometimes questionable style of play; faced the up-and-coming Michael Jordan led Bulls in the playoffs for four straight seasons. Three of those match-ups were in the Eastern Conference Finals with the Pistons winning two of those series.
Pistons vs. Celtics
This rivalry peaked when the Pistons and the Celtics faced each other in the playoffs five times between 1985-1991. With players such as Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Larry Bird, and Kevin McHale participating in this match-up, it is no wonder why this quickly became of the top rivalries in the NBA. After being dormant for many seasons, this rivalry was revitalized in 2008 when the two teams faced each other in the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals.
Pistons vs. Cavaliers
A rivalry that dates back to the 1970s, the Pistons and the Cavaliers have faced each over 200 times during that span. This rivalry peaked in the mid-to-late 2000s when the two teams met in the playoffs three times in a four year span. With Detroit and Cleveland playing in the Eastern Conference, this rivalry will only continue to get better in the years to come.
Pistons in the NBA Finals, Eastern Conference Championships and the NBA Playoffs
The Pistons have established themselves as one of the more successful franchises in the NBA. Detroit has won over 2 NBA titles to go along with 4+ Eastern Conference championships. The Pistons dominated the late 1980s and early 1990s and also the mid-2000s. During that time, Detroit won over 8 division titles and will only add to that number in future seasons.
2015 Detroit Pistons Season Preview
The problem that the Detroit Pistons have faced over the last four seasons of missing the playoffs, has been the lack of a legitimate superstar. While the Pistons still may not have an elite caliber player on their team in 2015, they do come with one of the most well rounded rosters that Detroit has put together in years. Brandon Jennings will once again be the focal point of the Detroit Pistons offense, with forwards Ersan Ilyasova, and Aron Baynes expected to play big minutes for the Pistons. While it may be early to call the 2015 Detroit Pistons title contenders, they benefit from what has been a weak bottom half of the Eastern Conference. Two teams from the East reached the NBA playoffs a season ago with records under 500. The Pistons look to post their first winning record since 2008, and make the NBA playoffs.
2014 Detroit Pistons Season Preview
The Detroit Pistons came into the 2013-14 season with high expectations. Chauncey Billups returned to mo-town, and Maruice Cheeks took over the helm of the Pistons. But the season ended much like the Piston’s season before it, with a 29-53 record, and no trip to the NBA Playoffs. Enter the 2014-15 Detroit Pistons schedule and the team has received a huge facelift. Billups, Meeks, and Charlie Villanueva are all gone. But the Pistons added a serious amount of talent in D.J. Augustin, Josh Brostic, Lorenzo Brown, Caron Butler, and Brian Cook. Stan Van Gundy has taken over at Detroit’s helm, and looks to mold the new look Pistons into an NBA Playoff contender. Look for Brandon Jennings to have a bounce back season, and for the Detroit Pistons to be in the thick of the playoff hunt late in the season in 2014-15.
2013 Detroit Pistons Season Preview
Chauncey Billups is back in Motown and Maurice Cheeks is hoping he can bring some veteran leadership to a Pistons team that sorely needs it. Also joining Detroit in the offseason were Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith an #8 overall pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The scoring will definitely be up this season and the defense should hold steady with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe in the front court alongside them. Kyle Singler will likely come off the bench while Rodney Stuckey battles for his starting spot with Caldwell-Pope. Thing could be looking up quick for the Pistons. Detroit will be on the road to start the season, opening in Memphis against a talented Grizzlies team. The first home game will be on Nov. 3 when the new-look Celtics team coming into Palace of Auburn Hills. Other key home games will be vs. Chicago on Nov. 27, vs. Miami on Dec. 8, and vs. a re-tooled Brooklyn team on Dec. 13.
2012 Detroit Pistons Season Preview
The Detroit Pistons have gone into full rebuilding mode in the wake of their 25-41 record during the 2011-12 season, and have begun shedding some of the bloated veteran contracts that have hamstrung the team in recent years. In the first year under new head coach Lawrence Frank, the Pistons saw the retirement of longtime forward Ben Wallace, as well as a major trade that sent shooting guard Ben Gordon to the Charlotte Bobcats. With a strong 2012 draft class and a series of role player signings, the Pistons hope that the coming season will be another step forward in the team's development to get back into contention in the Eastern Conference playoff race. In return for Ben Gordon, the Pistons received forward Corey Maggette, a longtime veteran who should provide stability on the Pistons' bench. The Pistons built their roster in the offseason largely through the draft and took a huge chance with center Andre Drummond from the University of Connecticut with the ninth selection. While Drummond is not as polished as other prospects in his draft range, he could become a major cog in the Pistons' rebuilding plan. The team also picked up forwards Khris Middleton and Kyle Singler, which should add more talent to an already cluttered position. Finally, the team may have drafted a steal in guard Kim English, who will become the immediate backup to Rodney Stuckey at the shooting guard position. Looking ahead to the 2012-13 season, the Pistons lineup looks to be rather strong, with Brandon Knight manning the point guard position and coming along nicely in his development. At forward, the Pistons have plenty of options, but will continue to rely on longtime veterans Tayshaun Prince and Jason Maxiell to handle the starting spots. The team has a glut of talent behind them, including Austin Daye, Charlie Villanueva and a handful of talented rookies as well. Finally, the center position seems to be the strongest on the team, with underrated performer Greg Monroe under the net backed up by their top pick, Andre Drummond. If all the pieces come together at the right time, the Pistons could be a surprise playoff team in the Eastern Conference, but right now their roster looks like it is based more on potential than immediate results. General Manager Joe Dumars has put together a fine plan of eliminating veteran contracts while building through the draft, so only time will tell whether or not the team has made the right decisions for the future of the franchise.
2011 Detroit Pistons Season Preview
The Detroit Pistons are looking to join the Detroit sports renaissance that began with the MLB’s Tigers and NFL’s Lions. That will be up to the young players, and what they have done in the long time since the end of last season, and into the lockout. It will be important for last year’s revelation point guard Rodney Stuckey and center Greg Monroe to continue the youth movement happening in Motown.
2010 Detroit Pistons Season Preview
The Detroit Pistons head into the 2009-2010 season led by new Head Coach John Kuester. Kuester will use his years of basketball experience to revitalize a championship franchise. The Pistons will count on a pair of Uconn grads to led their team; Rip Hamilton and Ben Gordon will be their go-to guys on the offensive end. On defense Ben Wallace returns to protect the basket. If the Pistons can get all of their parts moving in the right direction then watch out for Detroit in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Detroit Pistons have established themselves as perhaps the most dominant team in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. Led by Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and veteran Rasheed Wallace, the Pistons have been the team you have to go through in order to come out of the East and make the NBA Finals. With a bright future and a glorious and gritty past, seeing a Detroit Pistons game at the Palace is a one of a kind experience.
2009 Detroit Pistons Season Preview
The Detroit Pistons have established themselves as perhaps the most dominant team in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. Led by Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and veteran Rasheed Wallace, the Pistons have been the team you have to go through in order to come out of the East and make the NBA Finals. With a bright future and a glorious and gritty past, seeing a Detroit Pistons game at the Palace is a one of a kind experience.
Detroit Pistons News - 3/29/2017
As the regular season’s end approaches the Pistons have experienced their worst consecutive games at the worst time as playoffs approach. The last five games have resulted in losses against the Nets, Bulls, Magic, Knicks and Heat. The NBA Eastern Conference standings have the Pistons currently at No. 10 as they play the Nets Thursday in Auburn Hills and the Bucks on the road the following day. Both games have an average ticket price under $50.
Detroit Pistons News - 3/9/2017
The Detroit Pistons are currently 7th in the eastern conference with a with a regular season record of 31-33, putting them at the same record of No. 8 Bulls. The Pistons next game on the schedule has them hosting the Cavaliers Thursday night in Auburn Hills; tickets for the game have an average ticket price of $72.
Detroit Pistons News - 2/22/2017
There has been talk of rumors of a trade of Andre Drummond but it is looking to be unlikely for the Pistons. Drummond has been quoted saying, “I can’t control what happens” and seems to be focusing on the team and preparation of returning from the All-Star break. The Detroit Pistons will return to the court when they host the Hornets Thursday night; tickets for the game have an average price of $23.
Detroit Pistons News - 2/8/2017
The Detroit Pistons return to a playoff position in the Eastern Conference after two wins in matchups against the Pelicans and Timberwolves. The Pistons will host the Lakers and Spurs for the remainder of games for this week. Tickets for Pistons vs Lakers average at $33, while the Friday night game against the Spurs averages at $44.
Detroit Pistons News - 1/25/2017
The Pistons hit their 25th loss of the regular season against the Kings on Monday. But with a three-game winning streak, the week prior the Pistons moved up two spots in the NBA power rankings to No. 17. Next week, the Detroit Pistons will play four games with two at home against the Pelicans and Timberwolves; average ticket prices for the matchups fall around $30.
Detroit Pistons News - 1/11/2017
The Pistons took a tough blow against the Kings on Tuesday after having an 18-point lead in the second half. This was after they won the two previous games against the Trail Blazers and Hornets. The Pistons will travel to Oakland to play the Warriors on Thursday and then the next day will go against the Jazz in Salt Lake City.
Detroit Pistons News - 12/29/2016
The Detroit Pistons have had some hard losses in seven of the last eight games with the point differences in the double figures. Despite a five-game losing streak the Pistons won against the LeBron-less Cavaliers. The easy win over the No. 1 Cavs saw the Pistons score 16 triples with a final score of 106-90. The Pistons will finish off their week against the Hawks in Atlanta, with ticket averages at $65.
Detroit Pistons News - 12/15/2016
After losing to the 76ers on Sunday by an embarrassing 18-points, the Detroit Pistons were under pressure to get the win when playing the currently worst team in the league, the Mavs. The Pistons did win the game with a 10-point lead but were expected to have made a bigger gap. This week’s games will finish off with the Detroit Pistons traveling to Washington D.C. and Michigan to play the Wizards and Pacers. Ticket prices for these games fall in the low range with averages under $35.
Detroit Pistons News - 11/30/2016
On Tuesday, the Detroit Pistons beat the Hornets with a 23-point lead even after center Andre Drummond had to sit out for the remainder of the game in the second quarter. The Pistons still hold the No. 17 spot in the power rankings after last week. The Pistons will pay to back-to-back road games for the remainder of the week against the Celtics and Hawks. The average ticket prices for these games are on the low end with averages below $50.
Detroit Pistons News - 11/16/2016
Point guard Reggie Jackson has been out for five weeks with a left knee injury but is looking to return within the next week or two. Last week, the Detroit Pistons were able to win their first road game of the regular season against the Nuggets, with a final score of 106-95. The Pistons have two more road games this week at the Knicks and the Cavs, these tickets are averaging above $80 for each matchup. The week of games will end in Detroit when they host the Celtics at Palace of Auburn Hills.