Back to the Hardwood 


Welcome to Greater Lansing!

On behalf of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority we would like to welcome you to our community! Whether you're a first-time visitor, or a seasoned guest to the area, we're glad to be your host. You'll soon discover Michigan's Capital City is much more than buildings and byways. Michigan's Capital region offers everything you'll need to have an enjoyable visit whether you'll be with us for the day or are planning an extended stay. We look forward to hosting your event! This page was created to make your visit to the Greater Lansing area more enjoyable. It contains a wealth of information about our community and is intended for the use of coaches, players, spouses and fans. Hopefully this site will answer some of the questions about non-competition issues and allow you to focus more on the event and having fun! Please bookmark this page for all the details you'll need about our community!

Best of luck in your event and have a great time while you're here!

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Ready for Hardwood?

The date has been finalized for the 2016 27th annual Back to the Hardwood Classic taking place in East Lansing. This year's tournament will take place on November 5th and 6th. If you would like to reserve a spot for your team, please email:

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks. Go Green!

Playing Venue: IM Sports West and Demonstration Hall on the MSU Campus. 
Hotel Accommodations:

Comfort Inn-Okemos                                $92.00/ Nightly Rate

Hampton Inn & Suites-Lansing West          $105/ Nightly Rate 

Hampton Inn-East Lansing                        $104.00 – $159.00/ Nightly Rate

Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Okemos          $99.00/ Nightly Rate

Hyatt Place-Lansing/Eastwood Towne Center           $119.00/ Nightly Rate



Mobile AppGreater Lansing has developed a mobile website and FREE Android and iPhone apps to help you plan and navigate Greater Lansing during your visit. Turn your smart phone into a location-aware travel guide loaded with maps, info on nearby events, entertainment, dining, shopping and more. Greater Lansing - in the palm of your hand.

Download our free iPhone app from the iTunes store by searching for Greater Lansing.

Download our free Android app from the Android Market by searching for Greater Lansing.

Not using an iPhone or Android? All smart phone users can utilize our mobile site at