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Wings Stadium
Location 3600 Vanrick Drive
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
Broke ground 1974
Opened 1974
Surface Ice
Capacity 5,113 (Ice Hockey, Indoor Football, Basketball)
8,023 (Other)
Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) (1973-Present)
Kalamazoo Xplosion (CIFL) (2007-2008)
Kalamazoo Kangaroos (NPSL) (1984-1986)

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 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 (1,600 m2) 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 (1,600 m2) of arena floor space and can be used for hockey, trade shows, conventions and other events. It also has a 3,166-square-foot (294 m2) 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 (1,600 m2), bringing the total exhibit space to 51,000 square feet (4,700 m2). There is also a 5,800-square-foot (540 m2) viewing area at the arena.

The complex has a 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) lobby and a 500-square-foot (46 m2) hospitality room.

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Coordinates: 42°15′13″N 85°32′7″W / 42.25361°N 85.53528°W / 42.25361; -85.53528



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