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The Palace of Auburn Hills
The Palace of Auburn Hills
Facility statistics
Location 3777 Lapeer Rd

Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Opened 1988
Owner William Davidson (majority owner)
Operator William Davidson
Construction cost $70 million
Architect
Tenants
Detroit Pistons (NBA) (1988 – present)
Detroit Shock (WNBA) (1998 - present)
Detroit Vipers (IHL) (1994 - 2001)
Detroit Safari (CISL) (19941997)
Detroit Fury (AFL) (2001 - 2004)
Seating capacity
Basketball: 22,076
End-stage concerts: 23,000
Center-stage concerts: 24,276

The Palace of Auburn Hills (a.k.a. The Palace) is a large sports and entertainment venue in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Since its completion in 1988, it has been the home of the Detroit Pistons of the NBA; since 1998 it has also hosted the Detroit Shock of the WNBA. It was also the home of the now-defunct Detroit Vipers of the IHL (1994 - 2001), Detroit Safari of the CISL (1994 - 1997), and the Detroit Fury of the AFL (2001 - 2004). It has also hosted numerous concerts and other special events throughout its history. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Davidson (1923– ) is the chairman of Guardian Industries Corp. ... William Davidson (1923– ) is the chairman of Guardian Industries Corp. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions NBA redirects here. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... WNBA team locations The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Detroit Vipers were an International Hockey League team. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Detroit Safari (originally founded as the Detroit Neon) was a member of the Continental Indoor Soccer League that played at the Palace of Auburn Hills. ... The Contintel Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1993 to 1997. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year founded 2001 Year folded 2004 Prior names none ArenaBowl championships none History The Detroit Fury were an Arena Football League team. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Auburn Hills is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 265,172 km² / 102,384 sq. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown, Hockey Town Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions NBA redirects here. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... WNBA team locations The Womens National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Detroit Vipers were an International Hockey League team. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Detroit Safari (originally founded as the Detroit Neon) was a member of the Continental Indoor Soccer League that played at the Palace of Auburn Hills. ... The Contintel Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1993 to 1997. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year founded 2001 Year folded 2004 Prior names none ArenaBowl championships none History The Detroit Fury were an Arena Football League team. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

Before the Palace opened, the Pistons had lacked a suitable home venue. From 1957 to 1978, the team competed in Detroit's Olympia Stadium and Cobo Arena, both considered undersized for NBA purposes. In 1978, owner Bill Davidson elected not to share the new Joe Louis Arena with the Detroit Red Wings, and instead chose to relocate the team to the Pontiac Silverdome, a venue constructed for football, where it remained for the next decade. While the Silverdome could accommodate massive crowds, it offered substandard sight lines for basketball viewing. A group led by Davidson built the Palace for the relatively low cost of $70 million, using entirely private funding. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Olympia Stadium, better known as the Detroit Olympia and nicknamed The Old Red Barn, stood at 5920 Grand River Avenue in Detroit, Michigan from 1927 until 1986. ... Cobo Hall, officially Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center, is a convention center situated in downtown Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is named for Albert E. Cobo, mayor of Detroit from 1950 to 1957. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... William Davidson (1923– ) is the chairman of Guardian Industries Corp. ... Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed Hockeytown, The Joe, and JLA, is the home of the National Hockey League franchise the Detroit Red Wings. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Pontiac Silverdome is a domed stadium in Pontiac, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about general United States currency. ...


The Palace's large seating capacity (22,076 for basketball; up to 23,000 for end-stage concerts and 24,276 for center-stage concerts) and suburban location have also made it very popular for large concerts and, to a slightly lesser degree, major boxing matches. The Palace was built with 180 luxury suites, considered an exorbitant number when it opened, but it has consistently managed to lease virtually all of them. In December 2005, The Palace added five underground luxury suites, each 450 square feet and renting for $450,000 per year. Eight more luxury suites, located below arena level, were opened in February 2006. They range from 800-1,200 square feet and rent for $350,000 annually. Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... A luxury box or luxury suite is a special seating section in arenas and stadiums. ... December 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 31 December 2005 (Saturday) 25-year-old Scottish human rights worker Kate Burton and her parents are freed unharmed in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian gunmen who kidnapped them two days earlier. ... February 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 1 February 2006 (Wednesday) Governor of West Virginia Joe Manchin asks for a halt in coal mining following two more coal mining deaths in the state that saw fourteen people die in coal mining disasters in...


The Palace has been used as the basis for the development of other luxury sports arenas elsewhere in North America, but the majority of these were built in downtown locations rather than suburban ones. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


Trivia

  • The Palace of Auburn Hills is currently the largest arena in the NBA. This has helped the Detroit Pistons to achieve the highest fan attendance in the league since 2002.
  • The Palace is one of six arenas in the NBA that is not endorsed by, or named after, a corporation. Pistons owner William Davidson holds a controlling interest in the arena.
  • The Palace was the site of the so-called "Palace Brawl" in which a massive brawl broke out between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers on November 19, 2004.

William Davidson (1923– ) is the chairman of Guardian Industries Corp. ... The Pacers-Pistons brawl was an on-court altercation at a National Basketball Association game between the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers, which quickly spread into the stands. ...

External links

  • Official site of The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • Aerial View from Microsoft TerraServer
Current arenas in the National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Air Canada Centre | American Airlines Arena | Bradley Center | Charlotte Bobcats Arena | Conseco Fieldhouse | Continental Airlines Arena | Madison Square Garden | Palace of Auburn Hills | Philips Arena | Quicken Loans Arena | TD Banknorth Garden | TD Waterhouse Centre | United Center | Verizon Center | Wachovia Center American Airlines Center | ARCO Arena | AT&T Center | Delta Center | FedExForum | Ford Center | KeyArena | New Orleans Arena | Oakland Arena | Pepsi Center | Rose Garden | Staples Center | Target Center | Toyota Center | US Airways Center
Current arenas in the Women's National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Charlotte Bobcats Arena | Conseco Fieldhouse | Madison Square Garden | Mohegan Sun Arena | Palace of Auburn Hills | UIC Pavilion | Verizon Center ARCO Arena | AT&T Center | KeyArena | Staples Center | Target Center | Toyota Center | US Airways Center

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