The Arena At The Dow Event Center
The Red Room At The Dow Event CenterThe Red Room is a 120’x80’ venue located within the multi-purpose Dow Event Center. The newly renovated space features a permanent bar, stage and premier sound and lighting package to enhance any event. The Red Room is used for a variety of events including concerts, comedy shows, trade shows, wedding receptions, banquets, proms, conferences and ceremonies. Capacity can range from up to 350 guests for banquets and 1200 guests for standing room shows. The Red Room has hosted great events such as Kane Brown, Waka Flocka Flame, Todd Rundgren, Blue October, Taste of Home Cooking School and more!
Meeting Rooms at The Dow Event Center
|The Red Room||Garden Room|
|Theater Style Seating||780||150|
|8x10 Exhibit Capacity||50||NA|
|10x10 Exhibit Capacity||30||NA|
The Garden Room At The Dow Event Center
The Garden Room is a 47’x37’ venue located within the multi-purpose Dow Event Center. The Garden Room is an excellent location to host smaller banquets, bridal showers, business parties and meetings. By utilizing the Garden Room, guests also have access to an outdoor patio that serves as a great alternative for picnics, ceremonies and additional pre-function space to socialize. Capacity can range from up to 50 guests for banquets and 100 people for theater style seating.
|Theater Style Seating||150|
|8x10 Exhibit Capacity||NA|
|10x10 Exhibit Capacity||NA|
|Please note: If you have additional tables set up in the room for serving food, gift tables, check-in tables, etc., it will reduce the overall seating listed here.|
The Theater At The Dow Event Center
The Theater At The Dow Event Center is located at the east end of The Dow Event Center and can seat up to 2,276 guests. Equipped with professional lighting and sound systems, spacious dressing rooms and convenient loading areas, The Theater At The Dow Event Center is an extraordinary venue for exciting theater entertainment. The Theater At The Dow Event Center has hosted exciting events such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Dunham, Broadway Musicals such as “RENT” & “CATS”, Theresa Caputo, Casting Crowns, Kansas, Newsboys, David Blaine, PJ Masks, Paw Patrol LIVE and more!
The lobby of The Theater At The Dow Event Center can also be transformed to host private events such as dinner parties and wedding receptions for up to 100 people in a banquet set-up. The lobby of The Theater At The Dow Event Center features a large staircase, a king chandelier and a large glass wall to allow plenty of daylight to shine on your event.
*Please note: The Theater does not have an elevator to reach balcony seats. Only stairs are accessible for balcony seating.
Huntington Event Park
The Huntington Event Park is an outdoor venue that includes a 10,000 sq. foot pavilion, a main stage and a grassy area designed to attract a wide range of events and draw people to Downtown Saginaw. The Huntington Event Park is a safe and economical place in the community for people of all ages and scopes from around the region to gather for a wide variety of events. The 5500 capacity Huntington Event Park is available for concerts, community events, fundraisers and more.
Huntington Event Park has hosted major events such as Rob Zombie, Cole Swindell, Chicago, Beach Boys, Kidz Bop Live, The Saginaw Eddy Band Summer Concert Series, Communities First Movies Under The Stars, IMPACT Saginaw Family Fun Day, The Team One Credit Union Rock The Block Ribfest, Tesla, The Team One Credit Union Wine Run, ZZ Top, Midwest Tejano Festival, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bryan Adams, Godsmack and much more.
Naming Rights at the Dow:
Dow Awarded Naming Rights Sponsorship for Saginaw County Event Center
New Name Expected to Attract Growth to Downtown Saginaw
Saginaw, MI – September 15, 2004
Saginaw County Event Center facility manager SMG announced today it has awarded the naming rights for the Saginaw County Event Center to The Dow Chemical Company. Dow has changed the name to The Dow Event Center.
For almost three years, at the direction of Saginaw County, SMG in cooperation with Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club, LLC, has sought to strengthen the financial position of the Event Center with a naming rights sponsor. The Saginaw County Building Authority and the County Board of Commissioners today voted to award the sponsorship to Dow. The cost of the sponsorship is $250,000 per year, for 10 years.
"Saginaw County leaders feel this naming sponsorship will have many positive benefits for the area," according to Marc McGill, Saginaw County Controller. "We are confident the new name will encourage growth in the area and entice additional businesses to move to downtown Saginaw. The County, SMG and the Spirit agreed from the start that a naming rights sponsor would be a big boost for the financial stability of the Center."
The County, SMG and the Spirit looked for a naming sponsor that was local, and a Fortune 500 Company that makes products in America that improve the quality of life for area residents. Dow fit all of the requirements.
Andrew Liveris, Dow president and COO, said the sponsorship enhances a long tradition of company support for mid-Michigan. "Going into our third year as a sponsor of the Saginaw Spirit and with about 30 percent of our employees and retirees residing in the Saginaw/Bay area, we wanted to reinforce our commitment by investing in a facility that is very important to our community."
With the internationally-known Dow name associated with the Event Center, facility manager SMG expects exceptional benefits."An association of this nature further legitimizes the facility as a regional sports and entertainment destination and The Dow Event Center will now join the ranks of other complexes such as Comerica Park, Ford Field, Pepsi Arena, and many others that attract world class entertainment," said Allan Vella, SMG general manager.
"We are excited about the commitment Dow is showing by supporting the community and the Event Center," said Dick Garber, Ontario Hockey League Governor and owner of the Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club. "Having a naming rights sponsor will help ensure not only local OHL hockey but quality entertainment for the foreseeable future. This is a very positive contribution of quality of life for all residents in Mid-Michigan."
The new naming rights sponsorship adds to a succession of positive enhancements to the former Civic Center. The rejuvenation for the Event Center began in 2001 when the community supported a millage for renovations. Soon after, the County hired SMG as the facility manager and since then, the Saginaw Spirit hockey club became a major tenant. A two-phase renovation project that began in 2001 was recently completed.
The sponsorship will be celebrated today in the Atrium of the newly named Dow Event Center with a reception and remarks beginning at 9 a.m.
The Dow Chemical Company
The Dow Event Center Facility History
The Saginaw Civic Center was built in 1972 by the City of Saginaw. The Civic Center was composed of three main parts: Wendler Arena, Heritage Theater,and Unity Hall.
Since 1972, the Center has served Saginaw County and the surrounding region as a first-class event venue. The Center has offered all County residents hundreds of entertainment, sport, cultural and educational opportunities annually.
In 2000, Spicer Engineering of Saginaw conducted an Engineering Study of the entire facility and the cost of repairs and maintenance for updating the facility was estimated. Estimates for repairs on the facility came in at $17 million and included repairs and enhancements to lighting, seating, restroom facilities, sound systems, roofing, and loading docks. They were also asked to present the costs associated with building a similar facility somewhere else within the County. It was estimated that it would take $69 million to build such a facility elsewhere. SMG was chosen as the management group to run the newly-dubbed County Event Center.
On June 30, 2001, the City of Saginaw closed the Saginaw Civic Center. The voters of Saginaw County decided on May 8, 2001, to reopen the facility on July 1, 2001, as the Saginaw County Event Center. SMG has managed the facility with the oversight of the Saginaw County Building Authority and an Event Center Advisory Group. The $850,000 subsidy was reduced by almost half in the first three years of operation.
The Garber Management Group purchased an Ontario Hockey League team in early 2002. The team was named the Saginaw Spirit and Wendler Arena became its new home. Over 30 home games are played by the Saginaw Spirit in Wendler Arena every year, adding another dimension to the Event Center.
Dow Chemical Company of Midland was awarded naming rights to the facility in September 2004. The agreement was mutually beneficial; Dow was able to support a worthy community endeavor and the Event Center was given an internationally recognized name to help draw performers and shows. All of these forces should keep The Dow Event Center a vital part of the Saginaw community for years to come.
Huntington Event Park Facility History
Building The Event Park
The Dow Event Center, a SMG managed facility, announced on February 7, 2013, at a press conference along with Saginaw County & Great Lakes Bay Region Convention & Visitors Bureau plans to develop an outdoor event venue in the 300 block of Downtown Saginaw, where the Saginaw Center once stood. The venue, which would include a Pavilion, a main stage and a grassy area, as well as 225 parking spaces (400 block), was designed to attract a wide range of events and draw people to Downtown Saginaw.
The Pavilion provides a safe and economical place in the community for people of all ages and scopes from around the region to gather for a wide variety of events, performances, festivals and markets. It benefits the ‘sense of community’ feeling in Downtown Saginaw and also contributes to increased economic growth in the area.
Funding to build the Pavilion was estimated at $1.275 million. Additional funding was secured through Grants, Foundations, and Sponsorships including a Naming Rights sponsor for the venue.
SMG Awards FirstMerit Bank Naming Rights For Event Park
SMG announced the awarding of naming rights to the Event Park to FirstMerit Bank on May 2, 2013. The FirstMerit Event Park opened mid-August 2013. The 5,500-seat FirstMerit Event Park provided both pavilion and lawn seating for a variety of events meant to enrich the Great Lakes Bay Region. Events such as the second annual Wonderfest on August 24, 2013, and Fall In for Arts and Sol on September 28, 2013 were some of the first events held there. FirstMerit secured naming rights for the next five years.
Event Park Changes Names
FirstMerit Bank announced the changing of the Event Park's name on February 20, 2017 to Huntington Event Park as a result of the bank changing their name respectfully.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For more information visit www.smgworld.com
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Box Office and Business Hours at The Dow Event Center
Administration Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Only tickets to events being held at the The Dow Event Center can be purchased at our Box Office. Tickets to our events can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster Outlet, Ticketmaster.com, and through Charge by Phone at Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster convenience fees will apply.
The Dow Event Center Box Office is a walk in facility only: no phone or on-line ticket sales.
Parking at The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park
Parking charges for sporting & theater events vary by event. Call the Box Office for info on the parking costs (Box Office open M-F, 10am-5pm).
Our tiered parking ramp is located just across the street from The Dow Event Center & adjacent to Huntington Event Park. The first floor of the ramp is reserved for handicapped parking. We also offer "VIP" event parking for slightly higher rate, as well as, handicapped parking in our front lot which is directly in front of the Dow Event Center. An additional flat parking lot is located next to Huntington Event Park and at the southeast & southwest corners of Jefferson Avenue & Johnson Street.
Note: Not all parking surrounding the venue is operated by SMG. Our parking lots will have signage stating "The Dow Event Center Parking".
Directions to The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park
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Frequently Asked Questions About The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park
UPDATED SECURITY POLICY/PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST
In the interest of everyone's safety, the following items may NOT be brought into The Dow Event Center or Huntington Event Park:
- No Guns, Knives Or Weapons Of Any Kind Including Pepper Spray, Mace & Toy Or Fake Weapons
- No Fireworks Or Explosive Devices
- No Bags, Purses Or Backpacks Larger Than 14”X14”X6” (All Bags Will Be Subject To Thorough Inspection). Diaper Bags Will Be Allowed After Thorough Inspection If Guest Is Accompanied By Child.
- No Outside Food Or Beverage Items
- No Bottles, Cans, Glass Or Liquid Containers
- No Alcohol Or Illegal Substances
- No Aerosol Cans
- No Professional Cameras (Detachable Lens)
- No Selfie Sticks
- No Professional Video Or Audio Recording Devices
- No Electronic Equipment Including Computers, Tablets, GoPro Devices Or Tripods
- No Animals (Except Service Animals)
- No Laser Pointers
- No Balloons (Air or Helium)
- No Balls (Football, Basketballs, Beach Balls Etc.)
- No Strollers
- No Artificial Noisemakers
- No Skateboards, Scooters, Hover Boards Or Personalized Vehicles
- No Guests Without Shoes Or Shirts
- No Large Umbrellas (Small Compact Umbrellas Will Be Allowed After Thorough Inspection)
- No Drones
- Any Other Items Deemed Unsafe By Venue Personnel
*All Guests Are Subject To A Search Of Coats & Bags And Will Be Required To Be Wanded Or Pass Through A Metal Detector.*Additional Items May Be Added On An Event By Event Basis & Dictated By Event Personnel
*Please Contact The Dow Event Center/Huntington Event Park In Advance Of The Event At 989-759-1320 With Any Questions Or Concerns. Office Is Open Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM.
Where do I park?
The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park offers plenty of parking for each event hosted. Depending upon the extent of the event and how many guests are expected to attend, guests have the option of two main parking areas. The front lot of The Dow Event Center contains approximately 150 spaces including ADA approved handicapped spaces. Across the street from The Dow Event Center there is a parking garage and a flat lot adjoining Huntington Event Park. The multiple level, ADA accessible parking facility features 1,323 spaces and can accommodate vehicles under the maximum height of 6’11”. Busses, semis and other oversized vehicles can also be accommodated for in additional flat lots. Click here for more parking information.
Is your facility ADA accessible?
Yes!! The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 provides recreation facilities, such as The Dow Event Center, with rules and guidelines to be sure all of our guests are able to enjoy events at The Dow & Huntington Event Park! The seating options vary for individuals with specific needs. Please contact the Box Office ahead of the event date to get your specific seating questions answered at: 989-759-1330.
ADA accessible parking is available in the flat parking lot by The Huntington Event Park as well as the first floor of the parking ramp and in our front lot which is located directly in front of The Dow Event Center. Guests may choose to pull their vehicle to the entrance doors to drop off an individual with ADA needs and then proceed to exit the parking lot to your paid parking spot.
Is standing allowed?
Everyone with a reserved ticket must be at their seat. Standing is not permitted in the aisles. Although some performances encourage standing, traditionally, audiences are seated during a performance indoors
What time do the doors open prior to an event?
For most events, The Dow Event Center opens doors one hour prior to event start time except OHL Hockey Saginaw Spirit which open one and half hours prior to their games. Huntington Event Park doors open 1 hour prior to any concert event. For Huntington Event Park Festivals & Community Events doors are open at the hours stated on your ticket. However, The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park would like their guests to be aware that there are also extenuating circumstances that may make it difficult to open doors promptly one hour before show time on every occasion. The Red Room events are at the time stated on your tickets, rare to have extended door time prior to the event.
What if I arrive after the performance starts?
Once the performance begins, our ushers maybe required to hold all latecomers outside the theater until instructed by the artist management to begin late seating.
How will I know if a show is cancelled due to weather or other circumstances?
In the unlikely event of a cancellation, ticket holders may be contacted via phone or email; however, other forms of media maybe used to contact ticket holders, including local radio stations in the venue's surrounding area or the venue's social media sites. For more information visit our website or call the Box Office (989) 759-1330.
Are photography and/or recording devices allowed?
All audio, visual, and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Artist management reserves the right to permit photography with non-professional cameras and/or mobile phones. When possible, the camera policy will be communicated to ticket holders in advance or you may ask an usher upon arrival. We reserve the right to deny entry for inappropriate devices and will not store the devices for you.
Am I allowed to bring food/beverage into the facilities?
The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park is proud to feature excellent catering as well as concession stands during events. Therefore, no outside food or drink is permitted at The Dow Event Center or Huntington Event Park. The only exception to this rule is the wedding cake for a reception held in The Red Room at The Dow Event Center.
Am I allowed to bring in a lawn chair to events in Huntington Event Park?
Yes, lawn chairs are allowed at community events, festivals and concerts (no umbrellas) unless otherwise stated. For certain events, there may be reserved seating in which the venue provides chairs. Please check your ticket information or call our business office at (989) 759-1320 if you have a question on a particular event.
Am I allowed to bring drones into the facilities?
The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park does not allow the use of drones. The ban on drones starts one hour before and ends one hour after the scheduled time of any of our events. Drones are prohibited within a three-mile radius of the stadium or venues.
Am I allowed to smoke at the facilities?
There is no smoking permitted in any of The Dow Event Center facilities. Outdoor smoking areas are provided adjacent to each venue. Huntington Event Park is also a non-smoking venue with a designated smoking section in the southeast corner of the lawn. Please use electronic cigarettes in designated smoking areas only.
What fundraising opportunities exist for my group at your venue?
SMG SAVOR Food & Beverage, exclusive food service providers at The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park, desires to use local, non-profit service groups to staff the concession areas at the facility. This opportunity serves as an alternative to the traditional fundraising while developing teamwork in an exciting atmosphere. For more information please contact our Food & Beverage Department at (989) 759-1321.
How and where do I buy tickets?
Tickets for events at The Dow Event Center and Huntington Event Park are available in person at The Dow Event Center box office located in the Atrium of The Dow Event Center. One can also purchase tickets through Ticketmaster: charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets.
What form of payment can I use?
Ticketmaster accepts several methods of payment including American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Diner's Club. The Dow Event Center Box Office accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Checks are accepted only 7 days in advance of the show date for large group sales only: made out to "SMG Management II, LLC."
Does Ticketmaster have extra fees?
Yes there are convenience charges for Ticketmaster; however, you can visit our Box Office at The Dow Event Center to purchase tickets with little to no extra fees.
What does the seating chart look like?
Arena Seating Chart
Theater Seating Chart
Why is there a convenience charge?
Ticketmaster adds additional fees to cover their operational expenses to provide you with ticket services that are available 24hrs/7 days a week.
Where is the best place to get my tickets?
The best place to buy your tickets is right at The Dow Event Center. Our Box Office is open Weekdays 10:00AM – 5:00PM and 2 hours prior to each event held at The Dow Event Center. Convenience fees will apply for tickets purchased through any Ticketmaster location other than The Dow Event Center.
Is there a will call window at your box office?
Yes our Box Office has will call and it is open 2 hours prior to each event held at The Dow Event Center.
What are the box office hours?
The box office at The Dow Event Center is open Monday through Friday 10:00AM – 5:00PM. The Box Office is also open for will call and ticket purchasing 2 hours prior to each event held at The Dow Event Center.
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Does your venue have a lost and found? How do I contact them?
Yes our venues all have a lost and found. Lost and found items are logged and stored at The Dow Event Center Administrative Office for 45 days. For lost and found information, please contact (989) 759-1320 between the hours of 9:00AM-5:00PM, Monday-Friday.
Where is the first aid station located?
The first aid station is located in the arena on the east concourse (purple), by the front doors in the theater and side stage for the Huntington Event Park. Medical attention may be called to your location by all event ushers.
What is the dress code for attending an event?
We have no set dress code policy, yet we reserve the right to deny entry for inappropriate dress.
How do I find out more information on group sales?
For group sales, please contact The Dow Event Center Box Office at (989) 759-1330.
How do I find out more information on donations and sponsorship for my own event?
How do I receive presale passwords, discount offers and upcoming event information?
Please sign up for our free email distribution list to receive emails on The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park upcoming events, discount codes and presale information.
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Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities at the Dow Event Center and Huntington Event Park
Looking for a way to get in front of your customers and improve brand awareness?
The Dow Event Center, Huntington Event Park and the Saginaw Spirit offers you this opportunity. For more information contact the Marketing Manager at (989) 759-1320.
Job Opportunities at The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park
We offer these employment opportunities based on seasonal event requirements.
|Ushers||Wait Staff||Bartenders||Bar Backs||Box Office|
Thank you for your interest in SMG, The Dow Event Center & Huntington Event Park. We accept applications and resumes for posted positons ONLY through our ADP website.
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SMG is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.
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The Dow Event Center
303 Johnson Street
Saginaw, MI 48607
Business Office: (989) 759-1320
Fax: (989) 759-1322
Box Office: (989) 759-1330
PRIVATE EVENTS AT THE DOW
Whether celebrating life's special moments or looking for a unique venue for a party, meeting, or special occasion, The Dow Event Center is the ideal location for your next social or corporate event. Featuring an in-house caterer, audiovisual support, unique designable event spaces and on-site event coordinators, The Dow Event Center can help you customize your next event and make it an unforgettable experience.
CATERINGSAVOR... by SMG, is Dow Event Center’s premier caterer. Our full service banquet staff is available throughout your event, and includes certified bartenders. We are able to accommodate any special menu requests, dietary needs, and custom menu options. SAVOR…Saginaw also provides full service suite catering during Arena functions. - Catering Menu - Suite Catering Menu - Catering Request Form
2018-2019 Broadway in Saginaw Season Subscription
The Dow Event Center and Jam Theatricals are excited to present the 2018-2019 Broadway in Saginaw Season! Secure your seats for this fantastic season and save 10% on single ticket prices. Subscription renewals available until June 1, 2018 and subscription packages available until November 10, 2018.
Sesame Street Live! Elmo & Friends Meet & GreetMeet Elmo and his friends on stage on one of the world’s most recognizable streets! With a ticket to this pre-show Meet & Greet experience, you can count on the following:
- Meet and take photos with Elmo and two of his friends before the show (characters are subject to availability)
- Walk on stage and experience Sesame Street – everyone’s favorite street!
- Participate in a scavenger hunt and receive a special prize upon completion
- Experience an up-close magic trick from a roaming magician
- On-site experience hosts
Meet & Greets are approximately 30 minutes prior to the show. Please arrive 70 minutes ahead of the scheduled show time. Please note, all ticket holders – both adults and children 1 year of age and older – are required to purchase a Meet & Greet ticket in order to attend. Tickets to the Meet & Greet are available only with the purchase of a show ticket to Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic.
Big Church Night Out VIP & Premium PackagesVIP Experience: Big Church Night Out’s VIP Experience includes the following:
- Early entry
- Best seats
- Souvenir laminate
- Pre-show Q & A with Big Church Night Out artists
- Pre-show pizza party (includes 2 slices of pizza & 1 beverage)
- Photo opportunity with Big Church Night Out artists
- Early entry
- Seats directly behind VIP Experience ticket holders
- Pre-show Q & A with Big Church Night Out artists
- All stands provide an assortment of food, Pepsi products and other concession favourites.
- The Grill, located on the South Concourse Section 15, is equipped with a grill and offers delicious cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, Chicken Wraps, popcorn, nachos, pretzels, french fries, and more.
- Jets® Pizza, located on the South Concourse Section 17, has hot fresh out of the oven pizza and bread sticks, also Draft beer and Pepsi Products Available.
- The Snack Shack, located on the North Concourse Section 10, will allow you to experience our hot dogs, draft beers, fountain soft drinks, popcorn, soft pretzels, nachos, coffee, hot chocolate, bottled beers along with a variety of other items to please your taste buds.
- Yo Fresh Frozen Yogurt, located on the East Concourse Section 3, serves frozen chocolate, vanilla, or twist. Served in a waffle cone or Cup with 3 Assorted of toppings. Mug® Root beer floats and Orange Crush® Floats
- K& R Almonds Candy, located on the East Concourse Section 2, offers an array of roasted nuts and almonds.