In late 2016, the Detroit Pistons announced plans to leave The Palace at Auburn Hills and return to downtown Detroit.
As part of the phased transition, the team is planning the Henry Ford – Detroit Pistons Performance Center in the New Center neighborhood. Designed by Rossetti, the 100,000-sf facility will serve as a training facility and headquarters for the Pistons and will include a sports medicine, treatment, and rehabilitation facility managed by Henry Ford Health System.
Rendering courtesy Rossetti.
It will feature a player locker room and lounge, full-service kitchen and dining facilities, weight room, hydro and cryogenic treatment systems, green space and courtyards, and a dedicated Henry Ford Health Systems Sports Medicine Building connected to the performance center. The new facility will also be incorporated into the community with public spaces for community relations, networking, youth basketball clinics, fitness, health, and nutritional programming. Construction is slated to begin this summer.