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Detroit Pistons Launch Online Memorabilia Auction Celebrating The Palace

July 11, 2019 - 11:39 am
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AUBURN HILLS (WWJ) - It's your chance to preserve a piece of the Palace, before it's gone.

Fans are invited to bid on memorabilia from the Detroit Pistons and Palace of Auburn Hills in a "Palace Closeout Sale" now underway. 

The online auction features around 3,000 items including a 16-foot Pistons banner, photos and murals celebrating the championship teams, arena signage as well as seats and lockers.  

Also available: Seven vehicles from the Palace flees, several Pistons-branded trailers and a giant plastic cutout figure of Tayshaun Prince.

**ONLINE AUCTION LINK**

“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 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.”    

Palace Seats are being sold online in pairs and come with a customized stand and 3”x3” commemorative metal plate to authenticate them. The seats sale begins July 11 and runs until August 2 or inventory runs out.

Other sections of the auction will end sooner, so act fast if you have your heart set on something specific. 

“This is not only an outstanding opportunity for sports fans to own a piece of history, it is a business-owner’s dream equipment sale,” said Bruce Schneider, CEO of Schneider Industries of St. Louis, Missouri, which is handling the memorabilia sale for the Pistons. “The Pistons seats and memorabilia will keep precious memories alive, and the selection of restaurant, hospitality and facilities operations and maintenance equipment will amaze you.”

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Detroit Pistons Foundation. 

The sale comes as the Palace has been sold and is set to be demolished. The Pistons left the massive venue for Little Caesars Arena in Detroit after the 2016-17 season. 

Get all the details at www.ownpalacehistory.com