Demolition of the Auburn Hills Palace The end of the era of the piston
The end of the era took place on Saturday morning, when one of the NBA’s most iconic arenas was demolished.
The Palace of Auburn Hills has been the Detroit Pistons for nearly 30 years and won three NBA championships in 1989, 1990 and 2004, respectively.
The palace held its last game in 2017, receiving 22,000 basketball games and 23,000 concert spectators.
The blasting of the building occurred at 8 am and the explosives weighed 800 pounds, and the proud stadium was razed to the ground within seconds.
This is the interior view of Auburn Hills Palace. It starts at 8 am on the spot and ends after a few seconds, leaving a cloud of dust pic.twitter.com/su0q1zrrhy
-Omari Sankofa II (@omarisankofa) July 11, 2020
Hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the collapse of this building.
Stephanie Carroll, business development and community relations manager at Auburn Hills, said staff will spend months clearing debris and filling holes in the ground.
The space will become a research and technology office.
The “bad boy” piston back-to-back champions of 1989 and 1990 will be the best memory of this palace.
In these playoffs, the Pistons defeated Larry Bird’s Celtics and Michael Jordan’s Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals for two consecutive years.
The palace is also famous for the most infamous fight in the history of NBA “malicious in the palace”.
On November 19, 2004, with 45 seconds left in the game, the Indiana Pacers and the Pistons fought fiercely and quickly entered the stands. The players and the fans fought.
The Pistons moved to the newer Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit in 2017.
The palace is about 30 miles northwest of the city. The last event held was the Bob Seger concert in September 2017.
The Detroit Shock, led by four-time All-Star Swin Cash, won three championships in 2003, 2006 and 2008.
Shock moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma for five years, then settled in Arlington, Texas, and became the Dallas Wings for the 2016 season.
The Detroit Pistons have a hard time succeeding on Auburn Hills.
This post is written by Eric Magana