Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development
Palace Sports & Entertainment continues to make significant investments at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Records show that they’ve expended close to $50 million to upgrade the arena since owner Tom Gores purchased the Pistons franchise and overall business a little over three years ago.
Currently, contractors have been working two shifts (approximately 15 to 20 workers per shift) at the facility to complete another multi-million dollar project. They’ve been re-supporting the existing trusses on the roof to accept a new state-of-the-art scoreboard and hoist. The hoist was installed last week.
The new scoreboard is expected to be delivered this week and should be installed by mid-September to allow PS&E technicians the opportunity to practice with its new and exciting features before the start of the Pistons’ basketball season. The first pre-season game is October 7th against the Chicago Bulls. The Palace’s command and control center has also been reworked to accommodate the new scoreboard operations.
Stay tuned for more information in the weeks to come about sign upgrades planned for outside The Palace of Auburn Hills.