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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Palace of Auburn Hills implosion date announced

If you want to get one last look at what is left of the Palace of Auburn Hills, your time is limited.

According to reports, this coming Saturday an implosion will bring down what is left of the former home of the Detroit Pistons.

The implosion, which is scheduled for 8 a.m., will take 4-5 seconds following detonation.

From The Detroit News:

Eight hundred pounds of dynamite will put a decisive end to three decades of history Saturday morning when what’s left of the Palace of Auburn Hills is imploded.

Homrich, the Carleton-based demolition company that’s been taking down the arena since March 2, will lower the boom at 8 a.m., according to Stephanie Carroll, the manager of business development and community relations for Auburn Hills.

Several nearby roads will be closed for the implosion.

The dynamite will target 22 reinforced concrete columns, each four feet in diameter, and the roof structure they support.

“Following the detonation,” Carroll said, “the roof structure will fall to the ground in a period of four to five seconds.”

After that, she said, will come several months of cleanup and the filling of the hole that held service areas and underground suites.

Nation, what is your favorite Palace of Auburn Hills memory?

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Don Drysdale
I am a fan of all Detroit sports and LOVE to write about them!

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