Crews used about 800 pounds of explosives to tear down the roof of the building and the 22 columns that supported it, reported WXYZ, a CNN subsidiary.
It only took a few seconds to knock the building down.
The Pistons played at the Palace of Auburn Hills from 1988 to 2017 and won their three NBA titles there. The infamous Pistons ‘Bad Boys’ won back-to-back titles in 1989 and 1990, and the team upset the Los Angeles Lakers, led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, in 2004.
The developers plan to transform the 110-acre site into a mixed-use research and technology park.