Adam Silver

Detroit Pistons announce plans to move downtown next season

The Detroit Pistons are ready to move downtown — into what is already being billed as one of the most unique sports neighborhoods in the nation.

The Pistons formally announced plans Tuesday to move into Little Caesars Arena next season and share that new venue with the Detroit Red Wings, a relocation that would put all four of the city's major sports teams within a few blocks of each other. The arena is being built in the same part of downtown where the Tigers and Lions host their games at Comerica Park and Ford Field, respectively.

Tuesday's news conference was held in a room at Cass Tech High School that had a view of all three of those nearby sports venues.