The Detroit Pistons will host an open practice inside the Oakland University Athletic Center Arena (The O’Rena) on Thursday, October 4 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free for all fans and Oakland University students and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to park in the Oakland University Athletic Center Arena parking structure or at the Vandeberg Hall parking area.
Pistons players will practice on the court beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage to follow. Oakland University students attending the open practice will have an opportunity to compete in a special contest between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. One male and female winner will be determined, and both will have their books paid for during the winter semester.
“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.”
The event will feature a number of exciting opportunities for those in attendance. Fans will get their first look at the 2007-08 Pistons Dance Team “Automotion” and see the high-flying antics of Pistons mascot Hooper and the Flight Crew.