Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Sports Commission'


Sports complex scores $3M impact in inaugural season

October 12, 2015
The first season is complete at a baseball and softball complex in the area, and its economic impact has been recorded. Read More

Sports commission builds area’s athletic profile

Art Van Sports Complex, NCAA championships boost tourism economy.

August 21, 2015
With the West Michigan Sports Commission’s inaugural Gridiron Classic this week, the organization’s summer is nearing an end. Read More

Grand Rapids secures Fat Bike National Championship

July 17, 2015
Another national championship is on its way to Grand Rapids. Read More

Michigan Summer Games maps venues

June 22, 2015
Venues across West Michigan will host events as part of the Michigan Summer Games. Read More

Summer Games kick off with eye toward 2017

WMSC is gearing up to host State Games of America next year.

June 19, 2015
As the 2017 State Games of America draw closer, the West Michigan Sports Commission continues to ready itself to host, starting with some changes to this week’s Meijer State Games of Michigan – Summer Games. Read More

Sports complex scores global softball tournament

June 9, 2015
The Grand Rapids market is set to host a world championship. Read More

Notre Dame football coach speaks at sports luncheon

May 14, 2015
The head coach of the Notre Dame football team will highlight the West Michigan Sports Commission’s annual luncheon next week. Read More

Sports commission predicts sold-out hotels

April 23, 2015
Hotels in the area could sell-out on several upcoming weekends as a series of sporting events draw visitors and millions in economic impact into the market. Read More

College hosts Women's Basketball Championship

March 10, 2015
Hope College and Calvin College could have a chance at facing each other for a national title next weekend. Read More

Sports commission contributes $145M to local economy

Sports tourism is a nearly recession-proof industry.

January 30, 2015
Youth and amateur sports can fly under the radar, but the West Michigan Sports Commission has grabbed it by the horns and made it a major part of the West Michigan economy. Read More