Experience Jackson

141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
Ella Sharp Park

Sports

If you prefer to be a spectator, Jackson will get your heart pumping. From one of the country's premier racing facilities, the Michigan International Speedway, to the go-kart races at the Jackson Speedway.  We have every level of excitement you are looking for, watch collegiate level traditional sports with the JCC Jets or the SAU Cougars or go to the more extreme with Jack Town Derby Girls, Jackson’s own roller derby team.

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Sports in Jackson

Jackson Speedway

(517) 787-6100
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500 Speedway Dr
(at the intersection of US 127 & Page Ave.)
Jackson, MI 49203

Jackson Speedway is a state-of-the-art track designed for safe, competitive racing. The lighted ½ mile road course, 1/5 mile oval and 1/6 mile dirt oval are great for beginners and experienced... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities

Jackson Speedway is a state-of-the-art track designed for safe, competitive racing. The lighted ½ mile road course, 1/5 mile oval and 1/6 mile dirt oval are great for beginners and experienced drivers alike. In addition, the new off road lighted course will be open all year. Jackson Speedway features fun and excitement for all ages: go kart, mini sprint and mini cup racing, corporate outings, team building activities, racing leagues, parties, charity events and youth driving camp!

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Michigan International Speedway (MIS)

(800) 354-1010
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12626 US 12
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) Nestled in the scenic countryside of Irish Hills is one of the largest motor speedways in the United States. MIS features NASCAR sanctioned auto racing on its two-mile oval track... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Bartending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 350
  • Michigan International Speedway (MIS)
  • Michigan International Speedway (MIS)

Nestled in the scenic countryside of Irish Hills is one of the largest motor speedways in the United States. MIS features NASCAR sanctioned auto racing on its two-mile oval track in June and August. It is the home of the state's largest single-day, paid-admission sporting events since 1991. The 1,400-acre track has a seating capacity of 72,000 in its main grandstands. Spectator capacity in the infield and outfield areas is over 100,000. After more than 38 years of improvements and updates, Michigan International Speedway is considered one of the country’s premier racing facilities, known as the fastest track in NASCAR. Michigan International Speedway is also host to Faster Horses Music Festival, Childrenz Challenge and Tough Mudder.


Photo: Dale Fisher

Follow them on Twitter @MISpeedway

Rental Information

Michigan International Speedway is ideal for automotive research and development, track rentals, corporate retreats, catered affairs, receptions and other social events. Event packages are also available. Off season tours are also available for any non-event weekend and are managed by MIS Cares. To learn more, call (517) 592-6666.

Venue and Capacity
Champions Club* - 350
Michigan Room - 150
Infield Suites - 15-60
Media Center Deadline Room - 135
Media Center Cafeteria - 52

Click here for additional facility rental information.

*Open seasonally April through October.

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Spring Arbor University

(517) 750-1200
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106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a liberal arts university dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the integration of faith and learning. Spring Arbor University is a community of learners... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 3600
  • Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a liberal arts university dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the integration of faith and learning. Spring Arbor University is a community of learners distinguished by our lifelong involvement in the study and application of the liberal arts, total commitment to Jesus Christ as the perspective for learning, and critical participation in the contemporary world.

Spring Arbor University was founded in 1873 by leaders of the Free Methodist Church as Spring Arbor Seminary, an academy for elementary and secondary grades. 

In 1923, as the school celebrated its 50th anniversary, the board of trustees voted to add a junior college to the academy. In 1929, the school became Spring Arbor Seminary and Junior College.

In 1960, when the school achieved accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the trustees changed the name of the institution to Spring Arbor College. 

On April 30, 2001, Spring Arbor College became Spring Arbor University. In part, recognizing the wide-ranging growth of its degree offerings, its locations, and its structure.

US News & World Report ranked Spring Arbor University a top 50 college in the Midwest!

Follow them on Twitter @springarboru

The SAU Cougars Athletic Program includes:

  • Men's and Women's Soccer
  • Men's and Women's Basketball
  • Men's and Women's Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's and Women's Track and Field
  • Men's and Women's Cross Country
  • Volleyball

The school colors are Blue and Gold. 

Facilities of all sizes available for rental including:

Spring Arbor University Fieldhouse**

  • Weight room (free weights and Nautilus equipment)
  • Three full sized basketball courts
  • Four full sized volleyball courts
  • Four-lane indoor track
  • Olympic-size swimming pool
  • Exercise lab
  • Varsity and general locker rooms
  • Training room
  • Concession stand
  • Press box

White Auditorium**

  • State-of-the-art, multimedia performance center

** Seating capacity totals 3,600 between the soccer field (1,000 seats) and indoor basketball court bleachers (2,600 seats)

Classrooms and Conference Rooms

  • Built-in ethernet
  • DVD
  • VCR
  • Computer
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard

For more information on facility rental, visit Spring Arbor University's website.

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Springport Mid-Michigan Speedway

(517) 857-2101
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23849 30 Mile Road
Springport, MI 49284

Springport Motor Speedway is Michigan #1 Action Attraction, First in Fun, First in Family Entertainment. Located right in the middle of everything, Springport Motor Speedway is just minutes from Lansing, Jackson... » More Information

Springport Motor Speedway is Michigan #1 Action Attraction, First in Fun, First in Family Entertainment. Located right in the middle of everything, Springport Motor Speedway is just minutes from Lansing, Jackson and Battle Creek. Featuring the area's best Saturday Night Short Track Racing Action. Super Late Models, Modifieds, ABC Stock Cars, Sport Stocks, ARCA, CRA, USAC, MCR Dwarfs and Michigan Legends.

Springport Motor Speedway, a 3/8-mile high banked asphalt oval, is located north of Springport, MI on 30 Mile (Royston) Road.

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