Palace of Auburn Hills implosion clears way for redevelopment project
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. After countless championships and concerts since 1988, The Palace of Auburn Hills was demolished in seconds on Saturday. Former Detroit Pistons player Earl Cureton played his very first game at The Palace and says saying goodbye to the arena is painful for everyone -- from players to fans. This is an exciting time for us here in Auburn Hills, said Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel. Before the arena was sold, Auburn Hills city council rezoned the space for research and development. The one million square foot mixed-use development is expected to include corporate offices, along with research and development and technology companies.
Former Detroit Pistons turf, Palace of Auburn Hills to be demolished Saturday
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. The remnants of the Detroit Pistons former hometown arena will be demolished Saturday morning. The Palace of Auburn Hills has been closed since 2017 and demolition began in December of last year. We promised the people of Auburn Hills and Oakland County that we would find a solution that would be good for the community and make a positive economic impact, Gores said. The final concert held at The Palace was Bob Seger in Sept. 2017 and the final event at the venue was the Taste of Auburn Hills in Oct. 2017. The Detroit Pistons home court now resides within the Little Caesars Arena in Downtown Detroit.