Homecoming. The time of year where students, alumni, adults, and children all come together for one purpose: to share their Spartan pride. The city of East Lansing bleeds green through the week as fellow Spartans, new comers and visitors rejoice in the Homecoming festivities.
It's an exciting time of year, and every sports fan who bleeds green or wears blue is wringing his or her hands in fevered anticipation. It's rivalry week and that means it's MSU versus Michigan on the grid iron.
It’s easy to see how the economy benefits when a large sports event is held in a community. Athletes, family, friends and spectators converge on the host-city with a long list of consumer needs including lodging, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, fuel and on and on.
Finding a place to play in the Greater Lansing area is a breeze, regardless of where your competitive spirit lands and no matter what playing surface you demand.
Basketball or badminton? We've got that.
Cheerleading and Cup-Stacking? No problem.
Dance? You bet.
The Greater Lansing Sports Authority has been going strong for over ten years, and in that time, they have helped to bring literally dozens of different types of sports to the community at large. Basketball, baseball, softball, fencing, hockey, figure skating, archery, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling and on and on and on the area is a growing Midwestern sports destination city and the fun part is, the list of event types just keeps growing.
Some things are just made for summertime. Hot sunny weather, basketballs on blacktop and the areas biggest hoop enthusiasts, for example. Let's take a minute and thank Meridian Township for doing summer right and bringing them all together for the biggest and best outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament around, the beloved Gus Macker Tournament. So many different ways to enjoy this big summer tournament. Want to play? Get registered! Want to volunteer? They still need valuable volunteers. Just a hoop-loving spectator this year? Grab a seat because there is not only great tournament play, but a star-studded celebrity game to look forward to as well.
Eagle Eye Golf Club in Lansing regularly gets rated as 18 of the best holes in Michigan, and even among the best in the country. With an iconic island green replica of the famous 17th hole at the TPC at Sawgrass, Eagle Eye is a must-play that should be on every golfer’s bucket list if they haven’t already played it.
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce its sports division, the Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), celebrated its 10-year anniversary at an event Tuesday, May 16th at the Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training Center in East Lansing. The purpose of the event was to celebrate that for over a decade, the GLSA and its unique brand have been the leading voice for marketing the region as a sports destination and bringing together local sports entities to grow athletic events as well as the regional sports culture.
Looking for a way to explore all the sports options in the area? The perfect day for just this kind of exploration is coming up on June 3rd during Greater Lansing's Be A Tourist In Your Own Town. Get your game on with these fun Be A Tourist stops!