It's official: The Palace of Auburn Hills is closing - WNEM TV 5

It's official: The Palace of Auburn Hills is closing

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Courtesy: Chris Schwegler Courtesy: Chris Schwegler
Courtesy: Chris Schwegler Courtesy: Chris Schwegler

It’s official, The Palace of Auburn Hills is closing.

Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) announced Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, scheduled for Saturday, September 23, will be the final event at the venue.

No decisions or timetable regarding future plans for the property or building have been made at this time, according to a release from The Palace.

The Pistons are moving into the Little Caesars Arena, currently under construction in downtown Detroit.

Until the building is complete, business operations will be headquartered inside the building and basketball operations will happen at the team’s practice facility adjacent to the venue.

Meantime, limited tickets remain available for Seger’s 17th performance at The Palace.

The Palace was the home of the Detroit Pistons where the team went on to win three championships - two of which were back to back in 1989 and 1990.

Fans will never forget the memories they had in Auburn Hills.

"The '90s we used to love going up to see the Pistons up there. And as a kid I used to go there all the time to watch the Pistons and it's going to be different not seeing the Palace and waiting in the cold line to get inside the Palace," said Ronnie Conlen, Flint resident.

The Palace wasn't just a sports arena. It was the premier venue for several concerts throughout Michigan. Most people can remember listening to their favorite band inside its walls.

"One of my first concerts was Club MTV there. It was either 1988 or 1989 in the summertime. Great, great first or second time concert venue for sure," said Gabriel Paul, Flint resident.

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