Saying goodbye to another Michigan landmark.

The roof of the Palace of Auburn Hills was imploded this morning, signifying the official end to the long process of dismantling the former home of the Detroit Pistons.

Here's a look at the demolition from another view:

Ground broke on the 23,000-seat arena back in 1986; the venue officially opened in the summer of 1988. The Pistons played their final game there back in 2017 against the Washington Wizards.

The first concert was played by Sting on August 13th, 1988, and the final was played by Bob Seger on September 23rd, 2017.

The property itself was sold by Tom Gores to Schostak Bros. & Co. in July of 2019; the plans are for office, technology and "flex" space.

Dismantling of The Palace started in December of last year from the inside. According to Fox 2 Detroit, about 800 lbs. of dynamite were used this morning for the implosion of the 21 steel beams that held up the roof.

What shows did YOU see at The Palace of Auburn Hills? My mom took me out of school when I was a sophomore in high school in 1994 to drive to Michigan from Chicago to see Barbara Streisand there. It was the same day that Jackie O passed away; I remember it being in the headlines.

AJ and I saw Maroon 5 there back in 2014, right after we moved here. Adam Levine was very, VERY stoned; we're surprised that he was able to perform that night.

via Pat and AJ
via Pat and AJ

Terrible waste of money and space to demolish it, in my opinion. What memorable events did YOU see at The Palace?

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