Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Coca-Cola To Provide Refreshments And Give Away Free Preseason Tickets

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons will host an open practice inside
The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, October 10 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00
p.m. Admission is free for all fans and doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

"The open practice is a great event where our fans can come out and get a
preview of this year's team," said Joe Dumars, Pistons President of
Basketball Operations. "Having the practice free to the public is a great
way to kick-off training camp and get the community excited about the
upcoming season."

Pistons players will practice on the court beginning at 12:30 p.m. Coca-Cola
has teamed with the Pistons and will provide refreshments and free preseason
tickets. In addition, the event will feature a number of exciting
opportunities for those in attendance. Pistons coaches will be on the
microphone at the beginning of the practice to provide interaction with the
fans while the 2009-10 Pistons Dance Team "Automotion" and Pistons mascot
Hooper will perform along with the Pistons Flight Crew.

"Coca-Cola has always been about small moments of refreshment --
something we all could use - so we're inviting people to enjoy an ice-cold
Coca-Cola, a hot dog and a game, all free of charge," said Mike Alter,
Marketing Development Manager for Coca-Cola. "It's a little break that
everyone can enjoy."