Basketball: 22,076; Ice hockey: 20,804, Concerts: 6,000 to 24,276
Besides Madison's Square Garden of New York City, USA, The Palace of Auburn Hills is the only arena that has not sold its naming rights to any corporate sponsor. It is owned by their respective NBA franchise.
The Palace of Auburn Hills (also known as The Palace) is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena, located in the Auburn Hills, a suburb Detroit in the United States of Michigan. It was built with the construction cost of 70 million dollars in a span of two years and finally opened to host sports events on 13th August, 1988. This arena is home to the Detroit Pistons of the National Basket Ball Association league team since 1988. The Palace of Auburn Hills initially had 180 luxury suites. In December 2005, five underground suites were added to the arena. The Palace is one of the first modern style arenas that perfectly meet requirements of National Basketball Association. The Palace Sports and Entertainment company has spent over 117.5 million dollars for refurbishments since the inauguration of the arena. The impeccable design of the Palace of Auburn Hills has been an inspiration for several other professional arenas in the Northern America including the Canadian Tire Centre, located in Ottawa, Canada.
Famous English musician Sting has performed at the arena during his “......Nothing like the Sun" tour on 13th August 1988 as the first musical act performed at the arena.
On 3rd October 2004, the arena hosted the politically motivated "Vote for Change Tour" which was presented by the “Move On” group.
Michael Jackson performed here in three consecutive sold out events in the year 1988 during his "Bad World Tour".