West Michigan Sports Commission Launches High School Football Kickoff

27 Mar, 2015

Grand Valley State University – Lubbers Stadium to Host Multiple Games to Open 2015 Season

West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) is proud to announce its partnership with Grand Valley State University and the OK Conference in the promotion of a newly created high school football showcase, the Gridiron Classic.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Lubbers Stadium on the main campus of GVSU. The Gridiron Classic will include three highly competitive high school games beginning at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm respectively. Each purchased ticket entitles the bearer to attend all three scheduled games. Pre-sale tickets will be available at each host school (listed in bold below) beginning in May at a cost of $8 Adults / $6 Students. Tickets purchased on the day of the event will be sold for $10 Adults / $8 Students.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, August 29, 2015 Lubbers Stadium - GVSU

1:00 PM – Hamtramck vs. NorthPointe Christian

4:00 PM – Comstock Park vs. Cedar Springs

7:00 PM – Oak Park vs. Zeeland West

“West Michigan prides itself in our high school football and this event will highlight the start of the season with some great matchups at a superb facility,” stated Mike Guswiler, President of the WMSC. “Our hope moving forward is to partner with the Detroit Sports Commission, which has hosted a Prep Kickoff Classic for over 10 years at Wayne State University, to make this an annual event, pairing the top football teams from East Michigan against the top teams from West Michigan,” added Guswiler.

More details are being developed including sponsorship opportunities and other activities surrounding the games.

About the Gridiron Classic: The Gridiron Classic, an event produced by the West Michigan Sports Commission in partnership with Grand Valley State University and the OK Conference, is meant to serve as an annual event pairing selected matchups to kick off the high school football season. Hosted by GVSU’s Lubbers Stadium, which is considered one of the top Division II football facilities in the nation, the event is sure to provide an electric atmosphere to the start of the football season for players and spectators alike.

About the West Michigan Sports Commission: The mission of the West Michigan Sports Commission is to promote Michigan’s West Coast as the premier venue for hosting a diverse level of youth and amateur sporting events, enhancing the economy and quality of life in the region.


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