AUBURN HILLS, MICH (WXYZ) - You might think that any place called the Palace, would be hard to improve upon.
But, you just wait.
Change is coming in a big way to the Palace. To the tune of a $13-$15 Million investment.
You're going to love this:
· Remodeling of the main concourse
· Remodeling of the 100-level suite concourse
· Renovation of Club West - located above the West Atrium entrance
· Renovation of 40 suites throughout the building
· The removal of 16 300-level suites and construction of a full-service open-air lounge
· Remodeling of the VIP/Administration entrance
· Continued updates to entrances at both the West and East Atrium
· Installation of a new air-handling system
· Updates to furnishings, lighting and sound systems in all Palace hospitality areas
· Installation of fan-friendly WiFi capabilities
· Installation of concourse digital menu boards
The main concourse refurbishing will be major. The Club West will undergo a huge renovation along with the adjoining public areas.
The plan is to have this done in time for the fall NBA season.
And, none of the events planned at the Palace this summer should be affected too much.
These improvements will pick up from last year's refurbishment. That one included the Pistons locker room and training areas, media room, lighting system, and some office area on the second floor. .
Palace Sports & Entertainment CEO Dennis Mannion says, "The transformation of the West Atrium was well received last year, and we are continually looking for exciting ways to create value and provide unique entertainment opportunities for every fan attending a game, concert or family show.”
The Palace is working with Rossetti Architects and Frank Rewold & Son on this project.
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