Plan a Sporting Event
Flint & Genesee Is THE Place To Be For Your Next Sporting Event
From great ice hockey arenas, baseball, softball and soccer fields to bowling centers, tennis and basketball courts, BMX and extreme sports Flint & Genesee is THE place to be. We take our sports seriously as demonstrated by these great athletes and teams that have come from Flint & Genesee:
- Claressa Shields, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Boxing
- Mott College Basketball Team, NJCAA National Champions in 2012, 2008, 2007 & 2003
- Mark Ingram, 2009 Heisman Trophy Winner
- Charlie Bell, Mateen Cleaves and Morris Peterson “Flintstones” who led the way to the 2000 NCAA Championship for Michigan State’s Basketball team
- Chris Byrd, 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist in Boxing and 2002 IBF World Heavy Weight Champion
- Ken Morrow, 1980 Olympic Gold Medalist in Hockey and 4 time Stanley Cup Winner (1983, 1982, 1981 & 1980) with the New York Islanders
In addition to great sporting venues and over the top support from the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau when planning your event, there is always something going on around town for players, fans and families. Visit our Cultural Center and be amazed by the collections at the Flint Institute of Arts, Sloan Museum and Buick Gallery. Flint’s Longway Planetarium is the first planetarium in the country to install a new awe-inspiring technology. This state of the art facility, and Michigan’s largest star gazing planetarium, now uses Digistar V technology. Enjoy a different kind of star when you take in a show or concert at The Whiting or go back to a simpler time when you leave the Cultural Center and visit historical Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad. The whistle of the Baldwin steam engine beckons visitors to explore the Village and the outdoor recreation at Genesee County Parks.
Teams and families love taking a stroll down memory lane when they visit during ‘Back to the Bricks’ a massive annual cruise and car show in August. Explore our automotive history with a visit to the Durant-Dort Office Building, the birthplace of General Motors and Chevrolet. Stop by the beautiful Sit-Down Strike Memorial or grab a ‘Coney Island’ hot dog that was the staple of local factory workers. For motorcycle buffs, plan your event during ‘Bikes on the Bricks’, held yearly in September, which is Michigan’s premiere gathering of hogs and bikers. Run, walk and be fit at our internationally renowned Crim Festival of Races, held in August, with over 15,000 racers.
Centrally located in the heart of mid-Michigan – all major Freeways (I-75, US-23 and I-69) lead to Flint & Genesee. Bishop International Airport, voted one of the most affordable in the country, is close to many sports facilities and hotels. Speaking of hotels, let us save you time by obtaining discounted rates from all area brand name hotels for your sporting event. We will provide them to you in one document. Call us today to explore how we can make your next sporting event a huge success and SEE What’s Possible!