While Kalamazoo might not boast the professional teams of, say, Detroit, sports fans will still find several seasonal options here. If you’d like to catch an IHL hockey game, consider visiting the city October–April, when the Kalamazoo Wings (3600 Vanrick Dr., 269/345-1125, www.wingsstadium.com, game times and ticket prices vary) thrash across the ice of Wings Stadium.
For family-friendly Frontier League baseball games, come in late May–early September, when the Kalamazoo Kings (251 Mills St., 269/388-8326, www.kalamazookings.com, game times and ticket prices vary) are in full swing at Homer Stryker Field.
Of course, if that’s not enough, consider the full roster of men’s and women’s sports at Western Michigan University, where the WMU Broncos (1903 W. Michigan Ave., 269/387-8092, www.wmubroncos.com, game times and ticket prices vary) play everything from basketball to soccer to football.
by Laura Martone from Moon Michigan, 3rd Edition, © Avalon Travel