1565 North Opdyke Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: (248) 370-0200
Fax: (248) 370-0980
The Jacksons, Pink Floyd, Madonna, Backstreet Boys, World Cup Soccer teams, Pope John Paul II - they have all been here! This unique indoor stadium, with a seating capacity of 80,325, is host to music concerts, sporting events, religious gatherings and more. Its claim to fame includes being the first indoor stadium to host a soccer game on fresh grass, during the 1993 U.S. Cup. Events are also held in it's large parking area like wrestling, motorcycle racing, college and high school football games and consumer shows. Silverdome is definitely beyond comparison.
On the campus of Oakland University, Meadow Brook Theatre is somewhat remote from much of the Detroit area, but it's worth the drive. Since 1967, it has been the professional theater in residence at the university and has won many awards for excellence. Both local and imported talent from New York and Chicago contribute to the sets and productions. The venue itself is a rather sterile auditorium, but the sight lines and acoustics are more than adequate. You will need to drive if you want to eat or drink after the show, as no nightspots are available on campus.
Part of Oakland University's Recreation and Athletics Center Complex, the Athletics Center O'Rena is home to Oakland basketball and volleyball teams. The arena which hosted its first game 1998 now has a state-of-the-art video board which makes it one of the most famous locations to watch collegiate basketball. Apart from the home team the arena has hosted some of the top teams of the nation.
Varner Hall is located on the Oakland University campus. This venue houses a recital hall, studio theatre and several rehearsal rooms with a collective capacity for over 500 people. State-of-the-art facilities and technical inventory make it ideal for hosting theatrical performances, musicals and concerts, It also has access for the differently-abled.
Campus Recreation is a cutting-edge facility of the Oakland University that promotes a healthy way of life. It is equipped with a fitness center, exercise equipment, swimming pool, and courts for racquetball, squash, basketball and volleyball. Students can avail complimentary membership of these services.
The amphitheater of Oakland University hosts a summer-long concert series every year as well as theater and dance. The open-air ambiance makes it an ideal venue for music and other festivals. Known for its Meadow Brook Music Festival, the coliseum is a cultural hub for its students and the neighborhood.
The Palace of Auburn Hills is home to the National Basketball Association's Detroit Pistons. The Palace is a grandiose venue for sporting events with fantastic seating and great options at the concession stands. Besides hosting football and basketball matches, the venue has also carved a reputation for itself for being an upscale event space that stages concerts by artists of international fame. Enjoy a phenomenal performance or game here!
Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America. The home has 39 chimneys and is elaborately crafted with hand-carved wood, ceramic art tile, moulded ceilings and ornate fixtures. In the Hall is an extensive collection of lavish paintings, sculptures, furniture and other art objects. Meadow Brook Hall is a cultural center, offering guided tours and special exhibitions, as well as serving as a unique setting for weddings, corporate gatherings, and parties.
This Pontiac venue plus nightclub hosts avid independent rock music concerts. Everyone from Scott Stapp to No Use for a Name to The Starting Line, play here with great gusto. The audience is encouraging and the spot is equipped with modern amenities and state of the art sound systems. Lodged in an old church dating back to the 1800's, the distinct stained glass windows and chic decor makes Clutch Cargo's a unique venue. It also features many lounge areas and bars all around for refreshments. Clutch Cargo's is the place to be in if you want total entertainment from live music to DJs rocking the house.
Host a wedding reception or other special event at the Lafayette Grande Ballroom. This venue has plenty of space and offers some great menus for dinners.
Ever been to a nightclub that screens movies? Well, here is one at the Eagle Theater, in the beautiful city of Pontiac. The club has a Spanish appeal to it's facade—a strong Moorish skill standing as high as three stories. The arches, the stucco, tiles from red quarry and many other such components present a stripped-down nuance that echoes from every detail of the building.
The Pike Room is an intimate venue that can hold up to 250 people. Located on the second floor, it's a part of The Crofoot Ballroom & Balcony which caters to a larger number of people. This venue is perfect for small meetings, a get-together or even private parties. Know that being a part of The Crofoot, quality is a promise. The Room is well equipped with a bar, a stage, good views, WiFi, flat screen TV's and great sound acoustics.