1988 : Palace of Auburn Hills Opens

August 13, 2022 all-day

On August 13, 1988, the Palace of Auburn Hills officially opened with a Sting concert.

More about the Palace :

The Palace is the official home of the Pistons. It was the home of the Detroit Shock of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League, the Detroit Safari of the Continental Indoor Soccer League, and the Detroit Fury of the Arena Football League.

The Palace is one of only two NBA arenas which has not sold its naming rights to a corporate sponsor.

Then-Pistons owner William Davidson and two developers privately financed the $90 million construction of The Palace, and did not have to use public funds.

The Palace’s address — 6 Championship Drive — reflects the Pistons’ three NBA titles and the Detroit Shock’s three WNBA titles.

Sources :

Detroit Historical Society Facebook Page.

The Palace of Auburn Hills wikipedia entry

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