The Palace of Auburn Hills

Detroit Pistons (NBA since 1988) Detroit Shock (WNBA, 1998-2009 ) Detroit Vipers ( IHL, 1994-2001) Detroit Safari ( CISL, 1994-1997) Detroit Rockers ( NPSL, 1997-2000) Detroit Fury (AFL 2001-2004)

The one in the U.S. often called the Palace of Auburn Hills The Palace, is a sports and entertainment facility in Auburn Hills, which offers regular 22,076 spectators. Since its establishment in 1988, it is the home of the Detroit Pistons, along with the hall especially for large concerts and boxing matches will be used. For a long time the hall was also used for ice hockey, arena football and indoor soccer.


Before the opening of the Palace, the Pistons had no adequate venue. From 1957 to 1978, the team wore from their games in Detroit 's Olympia Stadium and Cobo Arena in. Both halls were considered too small for the NBA. In 1978, the owner of the Pistons, Bill Davidson, the newly Joe Louis Arena decided not to share with the Detroit Red Wings but moved to the Pontiac Silverdome. Although the Silverdome could receive large crowds, he offered less than optimal visibility for basketball games. An investor group led by Davidson then bought land in Auburn Hills and built the Palace of Auburn Hills for a relatively cheap $ 70 million, without public subsidies.

The arena was opened in time for the first NBA season the Pistons ( 1988-1989). Since then, the address of the stadium is when one of the two basketball teams won a title changed. The current address is 6 Championship Drive, in reference to the three NBA titles the Detroit Pistons and the WNBA three - title of the Detroit Shock. The original address was 3777 Lapeer Road.

The first musical appearance was that of Sting, on 13 August 1988. Appearances by David Lee Roth, Pink Floyd and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Even pop star Britney Spears had several appearances in the arena.

On 19 November 2004, the Palace was the site of one of the most famous fights in American professional sports, were involved in the players and fans of the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers.


The Palace of Auburn Hills is currently the largest basketball arena in the NBA, which helped the Pistons to the highest average attendance of the league from 2002 to 2008.

The large number of seats ( 22,076 seats for basketball, up to 23,000 for end-stage concerts and 24,276 for center -stage concerts) and the location in a suburb of Detroit made ​​the Palace has become a popular venue for large concerts and, to a slightly lesser extent, for large boxing matches. The capacity for basketball games has been increased from 21,454 to 22,076 in the summer of 1997.

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  • Sports hall
  • Basketball Hall
  • Hockey stadium in the United States
  • Sports venue in Michigan
  • Auburn Hills
  • Event building in the United States
  • Built in the 1980s