The Arena at The Dow Event Center




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Located at the west end of The Dow Event Center, The 25,000 sq. ft. Wendler Arena can hold up to 7,600 people. The layout of the Arena can be changed and altered to host most any kind of event. The Arena has hosted events like WWE Wrestling, The Harlem Globe Trotters, PBR and Monster Jam. It has also accommodated many national performing artists such Bob Seger, Brad Paisley, Nelly, Martina McBride, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood and many more, as well as, family shows like Sesame Street Live, the Shrine Circus and Disney on Ice!

The Dow Arena is also the proud home to the Saginaw Spirit Hockey team (Mid-Michigan's OHL franchise). Wendler Arena hosts thousands of fans all season long with 32 entertainment packed home games.

In addition, the Wendler Arena is available to be rented out for private use as well. The Arena serves as a great place to host seminars, job fairs, bridal shows and conferences. The ice can also be rented out for private use along with its multiple locker rooms. Whether you are looking for a place to host skating parties, extra hockey practice, game slots or tournaments, the Wendler Arena is the perfect place!

We are renting ice for the 2015-16 season. Contact Tammy Walker at 989-758-5713 for more information.

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The Arena underwent extensive renovations during 2001-2003.
Renovations include:

  • Restored Seating

  • New retractable Executive seating

  • Improved electrical service

  • Improved HVAC

  • New hockey dashers and ice equipment

  • Two new Zambonis

  • New 4-Sided video scoreboard installed

  • New signage

  • New concessions stands on South concourse

  • New handicapped accessible seating on the

    South concourse

  • New hockey locker room/training facility

Ice Rental

The Dow Event Center will be renting ice for the 2014-15 season. If you are interested in hosting a skating party, extra hockey practice times, game slots or just some extra ice, please contact Tammy Walker by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 989-758-5713.



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