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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Know Your Rinks: Lawson Ice Arena

By Karl Henkel/Western Michigan Beat Writer

Arena: Lawson Ice Arena

Year built (opened): 1974

Capacity: 3,667

Anchor tenant: CCHA’s Western Michigan Broncos

Famous games played here: Oct. 31, 1987: An over-capacity crowd of 5,168 saw the Broncos play Michigan State

Unique items: Named for Harry W. Lawson, founder of WMU’s hockey club in 1956

Where to eat: The Pita Pit, Geno’s Pizza, Marco’s Pizza

The best seats are ... : The student section, also known as the Lawson Lunatics, which runs roughly 1,400 seats deep

Area attractions: Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Wings Stadium

Photo courtesy Western Michigan University


Moe said...

Nice to feature WMU's Lawson Arena, but it would have been nice to have someone who actually knows the Kalamazoo area in the least to write it. The Places to Eat list is a joke with no mention of the #1 pre-game meals joint, University Roadhouse, and the mention of two ordinary pizza places with no mention of either Bilbo's or Martini's shows a complete ignorance of Kalamazoo. Under Area Attractions it's ridiculous to mention the Civic Theatre but not the historic State Theatre, and equally ridiculous to not mention the Downtown Entertainment District with 4 venues within one club (Monaco Bay, Wild Bull, District Square, and the Skydeck).

Tom said...

Thanks Moe! Great additions for sure. Ready to come write for us? :-)