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“Great, but SO SO FAR from Detroit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palace of Auburn Hills

Palace of Auburn Hills
6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-377-0100
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Great, but SO SO FAR from Detroit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Having very recently attended a basketball game in Brooklyn, I have an easy point of comparison for The Palace of Auburn Hills. As an out of towner, here are some thoughts:

Pros
+ The stadium seating design is terrific. So much better than at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the upper level seats felt so far away that I really did get a nosebleed climbing to my chair. The 200 (upper-level) seats here felt close to the action.
+ The facility is clean (surprisingly not the norm in all stadiums).
+ Staff were friendly and willing to help.
+ We were there for a basketball game on Star Wars Night. Sounds tacky, but everyone got into it and it ended up being a lot more fun than I had thought. Most stadiums go half-way in their attempts to create a theme night, but the Pistons did their job right.

Cons
- The primary reason for the 4 star rating, and not 5, is because the location is absolutely horrible for anyone visiting Detroit. Folks, Auburn Hills is not Detroit. It's not close to Detroit. It is a 40-60 minute drive from where the other stadiums (e.g., Ford Field, Comerica Park) are. This is brutal for people visiting the city, and wanting to check out an event here. Might explain the dirt cheap tickets though...
- FYI: Parking is $10 and there is plenty of space. If you plan on taking Uber here, be aware that Uber charges a $10 dropoff fee, so that sucks.

Visited April 2015
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Dorr, MI
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“Neil Diamond”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Easy in and out for parking - seating is quite uncomfortable!! I would go to The Palace again, but would be fussier about seating.

Visited March 2015
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“NBA Pistons home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Excellent venue. Somehow we got in the lane to exit north rather than south, which delayed our departure

Visited March 2015
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Sarnia, Canada
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“Excellent Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Even though it is a stadium venue, there is no bad seat. this is a favourite place of mine for concerts in the detroit area.

Visited March 2015
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West Coast, Michigan
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“Diamond in the Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First visit to the Palace for the Neil Diamond concert. Great seats, Great staff, Great Time!!! Plan on paying $10 per beer, but that is the norm at any large Arena.

Visited March 2015
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