The Pistons have played at a few arenas since moving to Detroit from Fort Wayne, Ind., after the 1956-57 season, but they have called the Palace of Auburn Hills home since 1988. The arena was built for $75 million with private funds, is one of the NBA's largest and one of the few that has not had naming rights sold. The Palace has 193 luxury suites, one of the reasons the team has not pushed for a replacement despite its age. The team has won three NBA championships at the Palace. The arena also was the site of the Pacers-Pistons brawl (the Malice at the Palace) on Nov. 19, 2004, when the teams had an altercation and some Pacers went into the stands. Fans can visit the Hall of Fame and Museum to see memorabilia from the Pistons history.
Six Championship Drive Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Entering the Palace: Coming southbound on I-75, exit onto Joslyn Road (exit 83A) and follow signs to the arena.
Exiting the Palace: Going south, follow M-24 to Opdyke Road South to M-59 East to I-75; going south, follow Northbound M-24, go left (west) on Brown Road to Joslyn Road South to I-75 ramp.
Charges for all Detroit Pistons home games: $10 per car, $20 per limo, $40 per bus or RV. Services available during all Pistons games include lock-out assistance, jump starts, help locating cars, tire changes and emergency phone calls or taxi cab calls.
Public transportation is not available to the Palace at Auburn Hills.