In an effort to build a raucous home environment, the Detroit Pistons called on their fans to form a 50-person spirit section called “The Power Plant.” More than 300 people registered to tryout for the section. The loudest, rowdiest Piston faithful were promised free lower-level tickets to all 41 home games.
But only 11 people showed up for the auditions on Wednesday, the Detroit News reports.
While the story chose to highlight the 11 fans who did show up, we want to know what happened to the other 289 fans. Or, for that matter, the rest of the Pistons fanbase. If 18,000+ were willing to pay for the privilege of seeing a 27-win team up close each night, we’d think the Pistons would draw thousands with the promise of free season tickets.
Then again, organising a cheering section with preconceived chants and awkward rituals might just be more of a college thing.
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