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12 Venues To Host Your Next Sports Event In Kalamazoo

Posted on November 13th, 2020

Kalamazoo has built a reputation over the years for its ability to host a wide range of local, regional, and national sports events. We have venues of all sizes to fit the needs of your event. Whether they be large, intimate or somewhere in between – Kalamazoo has a venue for you.

 

Kalamazoo College Stowe Stadium

Labeled by tennis enthusiasts as one of the most iconic venues in the country, Stowe Stadium has been the host of the USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championships for the past 76 years. In addition to being the home of Kalamazoo College’s men’s and women’s tennis teams, Stowe has historically hosted numerous other tournaments including youth levels, high school state championships, and the NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championships. The facility features stadium seating for 3,500 spectators, 11 lighted tennis courts and a media tower.

 

 

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Kalamazoo County Expo Center

As a 90,000 square foot facility, the Expo Center includes 61,000 square feet of exhibit space, 120 acres of outdoor festival space, free paved parking for 1,200 vehicles plus special event parking for 3,000 additional vehicles, along with 220 available campsites. The Expo Center also hosts the following annual events: National Street Rods Association (NSRA ) Nationals North, United Kennel Club Premier Dog Show, and the American Kennel Club Apple Blossom and Harvest Cluster Dog Shows.

 

 

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Kingdom Indoor Complex

This facility is a 60,000 square foot complex that offers leagues and trainings for a variety of sports including soccer, lacrosse, flag football, baseball and softball. KIC’s playing surfaces are state of the art and consist of 2.5 inch grass like fibers filled with crumb rubber.

 

 

Mayors Riverfront Park

Mayor’s Riverfront Park is a community park featuring a 4,200 seating capacity (RF 330′, CF 400′, LF 306′) baseball field, known as Homer Stryker Field which is home to the Kalamazoo Growlers of the Northwoods League.

Mayors Riverfront Park also includes the Soisson Rapacz Clason Field, which is utilized for both professional & amateur soccer and high school football. The field has stadium seating for 2,200 spectators and also features a canoe launch and parking for 700 -1,000 vehicles within the complex.

 

 

 

Miracle Field of Southwest Michigan

Located in Schoolcraft, the Miracle League of Southwest Michigan provides a safe and fun environment where kids with disabilities can enjoy themselves and experience the camaraderie of playing baseball in a field all their own.

 

 

River Oaks County Park

Located between Comstock and Galesburg, the park is named for the 100+ year old oak trees that stretch along the shore of Morrow Lake for a complete 330 acres. River Oaks County Park features one of Southwest Michigan’s premier soccer facilities with 20 fields (convertible to lacrosse fields) that regularly host youth leagues, adult leagues, and regional tournaments. The park also includes softball fields, beach volleyball, a splash park, hiking trails, picnic shelters and in 2017 served as the host to the U.S. Quidditch Great Lakes Regional Championships.

 

 

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Spring Valley Park

As one of Kalamazoo’s largest city parks, Spring Valley offers 3.2 miles of paved trails, three playgrounds for children to enjoy, a baseball diamond, soccer field, tennis courts and a 21 basket disc golf course. There is also a 30-person picnic shelter with electricity available for rent.

 

 

Versluis & Dickinson Softball Complex

This complex includes 14 National Softball Association certified diamonds, beach volleyball, playground, and cricket court. The Versluis & Dickinson Softball Complex is home to the annual Can-Am Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament.

 

 

Western Michigan University Hyames Field

Along with being home to the Western Michigan University Broncos, this 1,500 seated stadium also hosts many youth baseball tournaments throughout the year. It was also home to the first ever College Baseball World Series.

 

Western Michigan University Student Recreation Center

With eight full-size basketball courts, two 4,500-square-foot multipurpose courts, nine racquetball courts, a squash court, swirl pool, three indoor tennis courts, 8,000-square-foot weight room, 45-foot indoor climbing wall, indoor cycling studio, fitness testing lab, and an aerobic room… the possibilities are endless at WMU’s Student Recreation Center.

 

 

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Wings Event Center

Home to the Kalamazoo Wings hockey team, this venue houses three NHL-sized rinks which can be used for both ice and dry events. As our largest multi-purpose facility in Kalamazoo, Wings Event Center has hosted many sports events over the years including the USA Curling National Championships (2010, 2015, 2019), Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships (2013, 2019), American Cornhole Organization Kalamazoo Major (2017, 2018), MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals (2018-2021) and many more…

 

 

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Wings West

Featuring two NHL-sized rinks, this facility also offers other meeting spaces, a sports pro shop, and Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill overlooking the ice, making Wings West the ideal host venue for youth hockey tournaments in the region. Wings West is also home to both the Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association and the Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association.

 

 

Contact Discover Kalamazoo Sports today to plan your next sports event in Kalamazoo, MI!