AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Detroit Pistons announced today that season ticket renewals and new season ticket sales have started for the 2012-13 season. The club also announced that there will be no increase in season ticket prices and that lower-level ticket packages will start as low as $525.

Renewing season ticket holders and first-time season ticket buyers will join one of two newly created membership groups, “Pistons Black” and “Pistons Red.” These two fan communities will enjoy exclusive events and privileges that complement their ticket package and can take advantage of a six-month interest free payment plan.

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Members at both levels will also receive a one-of-a-kind authentic on-court Pistons team jacket. Using advanced-microchip technology embedded in the sleeve, ticket holders can use the jacket at all games to receive 20% off food and beverage items and 30% off merchandise purchased at The Palace.

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“We are pleased to announce the beginning of our season ticket renewal campaign as well as the opening of season ticket sales for the 2012-13 season,” said Jeff Ajluni, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for Palace Sports & Entertainment. “Season ticket holders at both the ‘Pistons Black’ and ‘Pistons Red’ membership levels will enjoy exclusive benefits throughout the year, including a one-of-a-kind Pistons jacket offering discounts on food and beverage and merchandise. Being the first NBA team to implement this type of microchip technology, the exclusive on-court jacket is one example of how we are finding new ways to reward our loyal season ticket holders and enhance their fan experience.”

Ticket holders joining the “Pistons Black” or “Pistons Red” membership groups will notice refreshed and enhanced benefits packages that include up to 10 new benefit items ranging from VIP invitations to the team’s 2012 Tipoff Party and exclusive DTE Summer Season to member-only single-game pricing and private pre-sale opportunities for selected PS&E concerts and events.

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Current Pistons season ticket holders will begin receiving their renewal packets the week of April 9. For information on purchasing season tickets or renewals, contact the Pistons ticket sales and services department at 248-377-0100 or log on to