Flint & Genesee, Michigan

This sports-crazy area is home to the finest facilities and can host a variety of athletic competitions



Flint and Genesee County, Michigan, are big players in sports tourism, with facilities like Dort Financial Event Center and Genesee Fieldhouse at the top of their game for sports tournaments and events.

Along with its sports facilities, a variety of local activities will keep everyone entertained. Sloan Museum of Discovery is a hands-on and interactive discovery museum located within the Flint Cultural Center, promising to keep young minds entertained and enlightened with dozens of events, programs and more. For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum allows families to go out and enjoy 383 acres of picturesque nature.

Along with educational and natural activities, Flint and Genesee County have a host of other options for adults and children alike. When you’re not out dining, shopping or catching a show or concert, take a ride on a classic diesel engine locomotive at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, cool off from the heat at Bluebell Beach & Splash Pad Spray Ground or enjoy the beach, some swimming and grilling at Lake Callis Recreation Complex.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.

“Genesee County is a great location because of how centrally located we are in the state of Michigan. It allows us to draw teams from northern, southern and western parts of Michigan as well as parts of Canada. Also, it is a very convenient drive up I-75 for our teams from Ohio and Indiana.​”

– Kevin Babcock, president of Firestix Fastpitch

Find Your Perfect Flint & Genesee Facility

Facility Spotlight

Dort Financial Event Center

Sports covered: Indoor multipurpose

Located just a few miles east of downtown Flint, the 29,280-square-foot Dort Financial Event Center is home to the Ontario Hockey League’s major junior hockey team the Flint Firebirds. The facility has a seating capacity of over 4,000, which varies depending on the sport or event, and is capable of hosting everything from basketball games to concerts and more. The facility underwent renovations and upgrades in 2020, which includes updated leather seating in the main area and LED ribbon panels that encircle the interior.

Kettering University

Sports covered: Indoor and outdoor multipurpose

Kettering University, the home of the Bulldogs, has some quality facilities to choose from. The 11,000-capacity Atwood Stadium features FieldTurf, bleacher seating on three sides and plenty of paved parking. The stadium has a storied history of hosting football games, but is capable of hosting multiple sports, including soccer and lacrosse. Also on campus grounds is the 70,000-square-foot Connie and Jim John Recreation Center, featuring a full complement of aerobic, strength and sports amenities, as well as an elevated indoor running track.

Genesee Fieldhouse

Genesee Fieldhouse

Sports covered: Indoor multipurpose

Genesee Fieldhouse is the county’s only domed indoor multipurpose sports facility, capable of hosting a number of tournaments and events including baseball, soccer, lacrosse and more. Located in Grand Blanc, the 68,000-square-foot facility is just a few minutes away from Bishop International Airport, making it a prime venue for traveling teams. Its close proximity to Flint also allows teams access to city leisure and entertainment.

Creasey Bicentennial Park

Sports covered: Baseball, softball

Managed by Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation, Creasey Bicentennial Park features 10 diamonds, eight of which are assigned to two quads for tournament play. Plentiful parking is just the start of included amenities here, with pavilions also available for rent, picnic areas, rustic hiking trails, a dog park and more. During winter months, the park is popular for its famous sledding hill.

Richfield County Park & BMX Track

Sports covered: Baseball, softball, BMX, tennis

Northeast of Flint is Richfield County Park & BMX Track. The park contains multiple diamonds for baseball and softball tournaments, tennis courts, pavilions, playgrounds, hiking and biking trails and more. The BMX Track includes a well-maintained start hill, advanced gate system, Sqorz timing, which is new to the 2023 season, concessions, balance bike course, on-site restrooms and security surveillance. During the winter months, cross-country skiing is an option, as is the dedicated snowmobiling area.

Mundy Township Miracle Commons

Sports covered: Hiking, biking, outdoor recreation

Opened in 2021, Mundy Township Miracle Commons features a highly reviewed, 1.9-mile trail that is open to runners, walkers, cyclists and even dogs—as long as they are leashed. In addition to the beautiful, natural surroundings, the commons will also look to open sports facilities down the road, which currently includes plans for baseball fields and multipurpose fields for soccer and lacrosse.

Deer Run Soccer Complex

Deer Run Soccer Complex

Sports covered: Soccer

Located about 20 minutes south of Flint in nearby Linden is Deer Run Soccer Complex. The complex features 10 fields, two of which are for full-sized 11v11 games, three for 9v9 and five for 7v7. Along with plentiful parking, the complex also features a pavilion for get-togethers and an escape from the sun and heat.

Mott Community College Ballenger Fieldhouse

Mott Community College Ballenger Fieldhouse

Sports covered: Multipurpose indoor

Located in the heart of downtown Flint, Ballenger Fieldhouse at Mott Community College is a multipurpose indoor facility capable of hosting small tournaments for sports like basketball and volleyball. In addition to the gymnasium, the fieldhouse has quality men’s and women’s locker rooms, concessions, a weight room, an auxiliary gym and hospitality rooms. The location provides access to the community college’s other amenities, as well as Flint’s nearby restaurants, entertainment and more.

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