DETROIT (WXYZ) — While the previous home court of the Detroit Pistons - The Palace of Auburn Hills - has been decommissioned, memories of the Bad Boys, three NBA Championships and hundreds of concerts and events can forever be commemorated by purchasing a piece of the iconic building through “The Palace Collection” produced exclusively by Rebel Nell.
Pieced together with artifacts from wall coverings inside the championship locker room and the iconic purple seats (made from red and blue fibers) donated by the Detroit Pistons, the collection includes tie bars, cufflinks, earrings, necklaces and wine stoppers for men and women.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Palace of Auburn Hills and the Detroit Pistons for a limited collection as we mark the 30th anniversary of the Bad Boys on June 14th,” said Amy Peterson, founder of Rebel Nell. “These versatile and unique pieces are perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays and celebrations for the basketball or history fan in anyone's life.”
Proceeds from The Palace Collection items will benefit the Detroit Pistons Foundation.
The pieces go on sale on June 1 online at www.rebelnell.com. The retail location is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. In addition to its new Palace Collection, there are items made from graffiti from other iconic Detroit locations like Joe Louis Arena and Michigan Central Station available. Rebel Nell also has collections from Flint and Chicago. Rebel Nell’s Everyday Collection features signature pieces in vibrant colors. Gift cards are also available.
The Palace opened in 1988 and the last event in the iconic arena was a Bob Seger concert on September 23, 2017.