Monday, September 27, 2010


In Play Magazine

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

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons will host a free open practice inside The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free for all fans and doors will open at 10:30 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 11:30 a.m. Coca-Cola has teamed with the Pistons and will provide a free soft drink and hot dog as well as 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 2010-11 Pistons Dance Team “Automotion” and Pistons mascot Hooper will perform along with the Pistons Flight Crew. Tours of the Pistons’ locker room will be available at the conclusion of the event.

“The Coca-Cola system, through its partnership with the Detroit Pistons and Domino’s Pizza, is offering Detroit fans free refreshments at the Pistons Open Practice and the opportunity to receive free tickets to a future preseason game,” said Mike Alter, Marketing Development Manager for Coca-Cola. “Coca-Cola has always been about small moments of refreshment – something that we all could use – so we’re inviting people to enjoy an ice-cold Coca-Cola, a hot dog and a future preseason game, all free of charge. It’s a little break that everyone can enjoy, and it’s on us.”