* 2015 AIF Saginaw Sting Indoor Football * 2014-15 Season Saginaw Spirit OHL Hockey * FirstMerit Bank Presents Broadway In Saginaw 2014-15 Series * Memphis, The Musical * 2015 Shrine Circus, January 21st - 25th, 9 Performances **  1964 - The Tribute, World's Best Beatle Show, February 13th *  Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2015, January 26th *  Mega 80's, December 19th * Volbeat with Anthrax, May 18, 2015 * Draper Auto Presents PBR Great Lakes Invitational, February 20th & 21st * Draper Auto Presents Toughest Monster Truck Tour, March 6th & 7th * Mix 106.3 Presents Kringle Mingle Starring Lindsey Stirling * A Transparent Christmas with Jessica Reedy, December 20th * Larry McCray Christmas Party, December 27th * 4th Annual Brew Ha Ha, January 16th & 17th * 

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The Dow Event Center Facility History

atrium 1The 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.

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Upcoming Events

Saginaw Spirit OHL Hockey
Sat Dec 20 @ 7:11AM -
A Transparent Christmas with Jessica Reedy
Sat Dec 20 @ 7:30PM -
Saginaw High School All Classes Reunion Sponsors Holiday Bash 2014
Fri Dec 26 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM
Larry McCray Christmas Party
Sat Dec 27 @ 6:30PM -
Saginaw Spirit OHL Hockey
Sun Dec 28 @ 7:11PM -
Bridal World 2015
Sat Jan 03 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Saginaw Spirit OHL Hockey
Sat Jan 03 @ 7:11PM -
Saginaw Spirit OHL Hockey
Fri Jan 09 @ 7:11PM -
Saginaw Spirit OHL Hockey
Sat Jan 10 @ 7:11PM -
4th Annual Brew Ha Ha
Fri Jan 16 @ 5:00PM -
Saginaw Spirit OHL Hockey
Fri Jan 16 @ 7:11PM -
4th Annual Brew Ha Ha VIP Tasting
Sat Jan 17 @ 4:30PM -
4th Annual Brew Ha Ha
Sat Jan 17 @ 5:00PM -
Saginaw Spirit OHL Hockey
Sat Jan 17 @ 7:11PM -
Shrine Circus
Wed Jan 21 @ 6:30PM -
Shrine Circus
Thu Jan 22 @ 6:30PM -
Shrine Circus
Fri Jan 23 @11:00AM -
Shrine Circus
Fri Jan 23 @ 7:00PM -
Shrine Circus
Sat Jan 24 @11:00AM -
Shrine Circus
Sat Jan 24 @ 3:00PM -
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