|Wings Event Center|
|Tenants||Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) (1973-Present) |
Kalamazoo Xplosion (Continental Indoor Football League) (2007-2008)
Kalamazoo Kangaroos (National Professional Soccer League) (1984-1986)
|Capacity||5,113 (Ice Hockey, Indoor Football, Basketball) |
Wings Stadium is a 5,113-seat multi-purpose arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The arena opened in 1974, is home to the Kalamazoo Wings, an ice hockey team in the ECHL, and since 2007, is home to the Kalamazoo Xplosion of the Continental Indoor Football League. The stadium changed the name to the Wings Event Center on March 25, 2015 to market the arenas other hosting capabilities to companies and promoters.
The main arena is a part of a sports and convention complex serving southwest Michigan. As a concert venue Wings Stadium can seat up to 8,023; as a convention center it can accommodate 17,000 square feet of trade show and exhibit space. The stadium features four concession stands and two bars along the concourse, as well as the new Underground Sports Bar. Along with numerous concerts, Wings Stadium has also hosted a number of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) events.
In 1989, the Annex, seating 1,367 for hockey and up to 2,850 for other events, was added; it also has 17,000 square feet of arena floor space and can be used for hockey, trade shows, conventions and other events. It also has a 3166 square foot viewing area.
The Cube, the third arena in the complex, was added in 1997, and is used for hockey and trade shows; its arena floor also measures 17,000 square feet, bringing the total exhibit space to 51,000 square feet. There is also a 5800 square foot viewing area at the arena.
The complex has a 2500 square foot lobby and a 500 square foot hospitality room.