‘Tis the season of snow covered streets and the beauty that the winter months bring to our community. 'Tis also the season of a full arena, the sound of a puck drop, brown and gold, and the chants of Lawson Lunatics. This is Bronco hockey season in Kalamazoo!


If you're planning a trip to watch the Broncos in action, there are a few things you may want to know which we've provided below. Please note that some policies may change or get updated so please refer back to this page or Western Michigan University Athletics page to stay up to date.

1. Tickets


Fans can order ticket in person at the Bronco Ticket Office at Waldo Stadium, via phone at 1-888-4-WMU-TIX or (269) 387-8092 or online at wmubroncos.com/tickets.


The Bronco Ticket Office at Waldo Stadium is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. -  4 p.m.



2. Parking


Parking is available on all sides of Lawson Ice Arena and is free of charge. Lot 63 is a reserved lot and a parking pass is required to park in this lot.


When in doubt, arrive early to secure a close spot otherwise you may need to add walking to your itinerary. If all lots surrounding Lawson are full, there are back up lots near Miller Auditorium that are available as well.

3. Stadium Rules


Lawson Arena doors open 1 hour prior to scheduled game time. The following items are prohibited at Lawson Arena:


• Bottles (spectators may bring in one bottle of factory unopened water)

• Seat cushions containing any type of metal or those with pockets, zippers, storage slots, seat backs, arm rests, or attachments of any kind

• Large bags, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch Bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags

*Any bag larger than permissible size - Normal sized purses, diaper bags, and seat pads are permissible but are subject to inspections


Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of before entering the arena. For a full details on all gameday information at Western Michigan University's Lawson Arena, click here


4. Grab your gear for the game


Need some new brown and gold apparel? Stop by the WMU Bookstore or Spirit Shoppe before the game and stock up!

5. Accommodations


Looking for a place to stay while you're in Kalamazoo? Click here to check out our list of hotels in Kalamazoo County.

5. Make the most of your stay


There are so many other great things to do and see throughout the winter season in Kalamazoo! From visiting Bronson Park to see the lights and Candy Cane Lane, take a ride on the Holly Jolly Trolley, or stopping by the Reindeer Ranch. Not to mention our incredible variety of cuisines in Kalamazoo to fuel your weekend for a memorable foodie experience.


For more ideas on things to do, places to eat, and see in Kalamazoo, check out our blogs below.

Experience Winter In Kalamazoo