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.
LIVE STREAM: The remainder of The Palace of Auburn Hills to be demolished
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. The remnants of The Palace of Auburn Hills -- the Detroit Pistons former hometown arena -- will be demolished Saturday morning. You can watch the demolition live in the video player above at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The Palace of Auburn Hills has been closed since 2017 and demolition began in December of last year. Much of the arena has already been gutted -- only a roof and supportive structure still remain.
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.
Weekend bridge demolition to close I-94 in Detroit
DETROIT A section of I-94 will be closed in both directions through the weekend due to road work. Both directions of I-94 between I-75 and Gratiot Avenue will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday. During the closure westbound I-94 traffic will detour to southbound Gratiot Avenue, the westbound Gratiot Connector and then northbound I-75 back to westbound I-94. All westbound I-94 entrance ramps between Chalmers Street and Chene Street will close at 7 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. Officials say eastbound I-94 traffic will detour to southbound I-75, the eastbound Gratiot Connector and then northbound Gratiot Avenue back to I-94.
VIDEO: Whats left of the Palace of Auburn Hills
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. The Palace of Auburn Hills was a big part of Metro Detroit for nearly 30 years. Watch above: Tim Pamplin takes a tour of whats left of The Palace of Auburn HillsWhen The Palace opened in 1988, it revolutionized the way arenas were built. The final concert held at The Palace was Bob Seger on Sep. 23, 2017. A few weeks later, the final event at the venue was the Taste of Auburn Hills on Oct. 12, 2017. READ: Palace of Auburn Hills to be demolished this fall ahead of redevelopment project