Detroit Pistons Open Practice Set for October 10

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

The Pistons will host a free open practice at The Palace on Oct. 10.
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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."

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