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Detroit Pistons to lower ticket prices for next season

Apr 12, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

There has been no area of the country hit harder by the recent economic Great Recession like Detroit. There have been few worse teams in the NBA this season than the Detroit Pistons. Combine that and you get some interesting news.

The Pistons are lowering season ticket prices next year. At least 10 percent, as much as 50 percent, and this is every ticket, from the courtside seats up to the Bob Uecker seats.

“As an organization, we understand how fortunate we are to have such a loyal season ticket holder base,” Alan Ostfield, President and CEO of Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Pistons, said in a released statement.  “The economic situation here in Michigan continues to be a difficult one and we want to continue doing our part to respond to the stresses that have been placed on everyone in this region.”

It’s what the Pistons have to do. Don’t think for a second this is all good for everyone — less money coming in means less money to spend on players, scouting and staff. There will have to be cutbacks somewhere.

But it has to happen. And it’s good for the fans in an area that needs it. Let’s just hope they get to see a better product on the court next season.

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