KALAMAZOO - For
the first-time in 41 years, Wings Stadium will have a new name. Effective
immediately, Wings Stadium will be known as the Wings Event Center.
The name change will be the first of several changes made to the facility located
at 3600 Vanrick Drive. Primarily known as the home of the Kalamazoo Wings,
concerts and youth hockey, the name change is being made to better illustrate
everything that can be held at facility.
opening in 1974, the Wings Event Center has been the home of the K-Wings and
thousands of special events, such as concerts, World Wrestling Entertainment
and other family shows. The largest indoor facility in southwest Michigan, the
Wings Event Center will continue to bring in those beloved events; however, by
adding event center to its name, the facility will be marketing their other
capabilities to local, regional and national companies and promoters.
the variety of events at the facility, we have decided to select a name that
best encompasses the diverse offerings that we can deliver,” said Michael Oswald, vice president of food
the large meeting spaces, the Wings Event Center is the perfect place to host
off-site meetings, company outings, specialty events and shows.
next phase in the name change will occur along I-94, where motorist will notice
the removal of the Highway Marquee. A new state-of-the-art digital Highway
Marquee is expected to be installed by Wednesday, April 1st.
the Highway Marquee, new external signage around the facility and a new outside
Wings Event Center sign will be installed on the building.
in the next 90 days, a State of the Wings Event Center and Kalamazoo Wings will
be held to discuss all the positive changes being made.
For more information about the
Wings Event Center, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public
relations and broadcaster at 269.226.0384.