The history of sports in Michigan is rich with world-renowned events such as the Super Bowl and the Ryder Cup to youth tournaments, camps, and activities. The Pure Michigan Sports initiative was founded with the goal of showcasing all that Michigan has to offer to the world of sports and to bring in and promote sporting events in our state. Michigan has something to offer to every age group, skill-set, and level of competition.
Organizations throughout Michigan have partnered with and aided in establishing the Pure Michigan Sports initiative. These organizations represent Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Livingston County, Marquette, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, Traverse City, Holland, and Muskegon. Pure Michigan Sports is always seeking to strengthen current partnerships while, in addition, expanding and developing new partner organizations to advance the sports event market in Michigan.
In addition, Pure Michigan Sports has partnered with Travel Michigan, an award-winning Pure Michigan brand that is recognized across the nation. This partnership has attracted numerous new sports events to Michigan. The state has much to offer in terms of first-class event venues, including the Macomb Sports and Expo Center, Perani Arena & Event Center, Holland Aquatic Center, Wings Event Center, Kellog Arena, Rynearsum Stadium, Art Van Sports Complex, DeVos Place Convention Center, The Summit Sports and Ice Complex, Ranney Park, Saginaw Township Soccer Complex, Morey Courts Recreation Center, Cobo Center, Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, and Hope Sports Complex. Together, these venues can accommodate a broad spectrum of sports events and help create a diverse sport industry in Michigan.
As an added bonus, participants and spectators to the sporting events can enjoy the natural beauty, positive atmosphere and cultural diversity of our great state. World famous Great Lakes, outdoor recreation for all seasons, big cities and quaint small towns all add to the Pure Michigan experience. Along with our top-notch venues, vibrant cities and stunning natural beauty, Michigan offers experienced professionals and event planners to help make all your events a success. We invite you to choose Pure Michigan and experience success for your next sporting event!