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Palace of Auburn Hills set to auction off memorabilia

Oct 8, 2015; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; A general view of The Palace of Auburn Hills prior to the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Brooklyn Nets. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Palace of Auburn Hills will soon go the way of Joe Louis Arena – demolition.

But just like The Joe, the Palace will be auctioning off items from the legendary venue for fans that want to own a piece of Detroit sports history. Items for sale will range from team memorabilia to seats to furniture, fixtures, restaurant equipment and even stadium support supplies.

“We’re excited to provide fans an opportunity to own a piece of The Palace’s rich history and this auction will include items that celebrate the great basketball and entertainment moments,” said Charlie Metzger, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer for the Detroit Pistons. “Countless memories were made at The Palace and we want to give fans the prospect of owning a tangible piece of that special history.”

Memorabilia Items are being sold by auction running July 11th through July 20th. Among the 600-plus memorabilia items:

• 16-foot Pistons hand-sewn banner
• Pistons logo, cut from the carpet in the locker room floor
• Player chairs with Pistons logos
• Several championship-themed murals
• Vinyl wall murals of Pistons greats, including Isiah Thomas, Dave Bing, Joe Dumars, Bob Lanier, Bill Laimbeer and Dennis Rodman
• Numerous photographs
• Numerous Pistons and Palace signs
• Giant plastic cutout figure of Tayshaun Prince
• Detroit Pistons brushed aluminum emblem from the Press Box
• Seven vehicles from the Palace fleet
• Several Pistons-branded trailers

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