DETROIT, Mich. - Little Caesars Arena is doing away with its red seats and will replace them with black seats.

LCA announced Monday it will begin a months-long process of installing black seats beginning in December.

During the changeover, the seats in the arena will be covered with black seat covers for arena events.

LCA opened in September 2017.

The red seats have been noteworthy for highlighting empty seats during Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons telecasts, although both franchises say fans are dispersed throughout the arena in clubs and bars.

The Pistons had a sponsorship deal with Art Van Furniture last season that allowed black seat covers with the Art Van logo for seats in the majority of the lower bowl.