Friday, July 31, 2020
Memory Lane: The Palace
The final remnants of the Palace of Auburn Hills were imploded on Saturday, July 11th. It seems crazy that a perfectly good arena would be demolished, and replaced with a new office development. It's more reasonable when an older stadium is scrapped, but the Palace still felt like a new facility. The Palace was a state of the art venue, and many people even preferred it over Little Caesars Arena. My favorite thing about the Palace of Auburn Hills was the sight line. It felt like there wasn't a bad seat anywhere in the building.
The Palace of Auburn Hills was known as the home of the Detroit Pistons, but the venue was excellent for concerts. The Detroit Fury, the Detroit Neon, the Detroit Rockers, the Detroit Shock, the Detroit Vipers, and the Detroit Whalers also played home games at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
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- The Palace of Auburn Hills opened in 1988.
- Little Caesars Arena opened in 2017.
- The Palace of Auburn Hills was located at 6 Championship Drive.
- The Pontiac Silverdome officially closed in 2013. The Detroit Lions left the facility after the 2001 NFL (National Football League) season.
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