Since opening in 1988, the Palace of Auburn Hills has hosted thousands of events. The address, 6 Championship Drive, reflects the championship wins of the Palace’s basketball teams. Each time one of the Palace’s teams wins a championship game, the address is changed.
The home of the Detroit Pistons (NBA), the Palace of Auburn Hills architecture boasts ideal viewing for basketball games. The property spans over two and a half million square feet, with conservation efforts to maintain the natural environment on the site. The building itself covers over a half million square feet, filled with updated technology, high-definition display screens, luxury suites, large concourses, concession stands, restaurants and bars, and an arena that seats over 20,000.? Impressive in the year of its construction, the Palace of Auburn Hills has undergone over $140 million in upgrades, additions, and renovation projects.
With an average of 200 events per year, the Palace of Auburn Hills has something for everyone. Besides Detroit Pistons tickets fans can get tickets to see sporting events, concerts, family shows, and other performances all at the Palace. Notable past performers include Madonna, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, The Cure, and Three Days Grace. While basketball, hockey, and concert performances make up the majority of the Palace’s events every year, other events are also hosted at the Palace, including wrestling, boxing, sno-cross, ice shows, circuses, rodeos, seminars, clinics, and graduations. ?
The Palace of Auburn Hills was named Performance magazine’s “Arena of the Year” seven times, receiving nominations for the award a total of ten times. The Palace was also nominated for “Arena of the Year” by Pollstar magazine ten times, demonstrating its lasting popularity with arena guests.?
The Palace is one of the largest arenas in the country, seating 22,000 for its basketball games and up to 23,000 for concerts and other performances. For private events, the Palace offers access to 175 suites, the majority of which have private concourses.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions The Palace works with the Auburn Hills Police Department, Centennial Road Commission for Oakland County and the Michigan Department of Transportation to reduce the amount of traffic congestion on the roads surrounding the Palace. The FAST-TRAC program (Faster And Safer Travel Through Routing and Advanced Controls), a traffic management technology that monitors and responds to actual traffic flow, reduces free-way back-ups and increases traffic safety for visitors to the Palace.? Even with FAST-TRAC, the roads can be crowded leading up to an event. Guests should plan to arrive one hour before the event to avoid traffic. The Palace has four entrances. Most guests take Exit 79 on South Drive to access the main entrance to the Palace. This is the busiest route, so guests who desire to avoid traffic should use the North Drive or Harmon Road entrances.
The Palace provides 8,400 on-site surface lot parking spaces, divided into general and premium lots. All parking lots are accessible from any of these entrances. Disabled parking spots, including van-accessible areas, are available at all building entrances. Limousines are required to pay double parking. The Palace accepts cash or credit for the payment of parking fees. Pre-paid bus parking passes and group discounts are available.