Watch the Palace of Auburn Hills Implode

Even as Progress renders the destruction of sports venues that hold innumerable memories inevitable, it’s always something to behold when one gets imploded. That happened today with The Palace of Auburn Hills, the former home of the Detroit Pistons:

While the event most associated with the building will always be the Malice at the Palace, I’ll always remember that 2004 Pistons run where they beat a heavily favored Lakers team that featured Shaq, Kobe, Karl Malone, and Gary Payton.

Pour one out for the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Foreshadowing Spectator Sports Future?

    Rome didn’t fall in a day. It took time and ridiculousness. Rome eventually mandated that Romans go to the venues to watch the sport or executions or man vs beast shows.

    Perhaps toward the end, the spectators became the show itself. And eventually fans were selected to enter the arenas.

    And then. And then.

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