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Dow Event Center

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303 Johnson St
Saginaw, 48607 United States
(989) 759-1320 www.doweventcenter.com

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.

January 2019

BREW HA HA

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - January 19 @ 10:30 pm
Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St
Saginaw, 48607 United States
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8th Annual Brew Ha-Ha

January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on January 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St
Saginaw, 48607 United States
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94-5 The Moose invites you to the 8th Annual Brew Ha-Ha at The Dow Event Center on Friday…

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76th Annual Elf Khurafeh Shrine Circus

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - January 27 @ 10:00 pm
Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St
Saginaw, 48607 United States
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The shows are: Friday @ 7:30pm Saturday @ 11am Saturday @3pm Saturday @ 7:30pm Sunday…

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February 2019

WWE LIVE

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St
Saginaw, 48607 United States
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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St
Saginaw, 48607 United States
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March 2019

TOUGHEST MONSTER TRUCK TOUR

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - March 9 @ 11:30 pm
Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St
Saginaw, 48607 United States
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April 2019

Luke Combs

April 13 @ 7:30 pm
Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St
Saginaw, 48607 United States
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Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14th at 10:00AM.

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MO PITNEY

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St
Saginaw, 48607 United States
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