So, chances are, you’ve heard the Palace of Auburn Hills is closing next month. The final show will be Michigan’s own Bob Seger.

Is it just me or does this seems a bit dumb? I understand there’s gold in them thar Little Caesar’s Arena, but after a multi million dollar renovation just a few years ago, you’ve still got a world class “Palace”.

This isn’t the Silverdome or even the Joe, where, yes, there’s some memories, but not a lot of tears being shed. And this is certainly not Tigers Stadium, which actually was worthy of tears being shed.

This simply was a nice building that deserved a better fate. I understand it's hard to make a go of it with only one tenant. You really can't make money on just forty-one basketball games and a handful of concerts, especially at a time when less people are getting off their phones and actually doing "stuff".  Oakland University wants to be a big time basketball program, but there's no way they'd fill the Palace.

It’s too bad The Palace isn’t portable. It’d be nice to steal some entertainment back from Grand Rapids.