Jenison


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The Michigan State wrestling team's home is the 5,017-seat Jenison Field House. Featuring one of the nation's only dual meet wrestling platform, fans are treated to a truly unique wrestling experience. In addition, the Spartan wrestling program unveiled a 20-by-25 foot mural on the north curtain in 2001, highlighting former Spartan stars. Banners commemorating MSU's eight Big Ten championships and the 1967 National Championship team hang in the rafters, bordering the platform. In 2001, Jenison underwent an $8 million renovation, and in the fall of 2005, murals were added to the north and south ends portraying the sports held there. Jenison Field House is truly one of college wrestling's most intimate venues.

"Our wrestling venue is clearly one of the very best in the nation," head coach Tom Minkel said. "The wrestling platform allows our fans to be really close to the action. The platform is also the only one used for dual meets in the entire nation. Along with the spotlights and the huge wrestling mural behind the scorer's table, it really makes our meets unique, entertaining and dramatic."

What they are saying about Jenison Field House...

Assistant Coach and former Spartan All-American Chris Williams:
"The fact that Jenison Field House has so much tradition, combined with our one-of-a-kind platform has created a lot of hype surrounding our home matches at the facility. With the renovations that they have completed in the past few years, it's great to get back into that atmosphere and experience it as a coach."

Four-time All-American Nick Simmons:
"I loved wrestling at Jenison on Friday nights. The crowd is electric, the spotlights are going and you get the full effect of the banner raising. Plus we are the only team in the nation that uses the platform so all eyes are on you to go out and get the job done."

Former Spartan Captain R.J. Boudro:
"It is really an honor to wrestle on the big stage at Jenison. Since I wrestled my first couple years of eligibility at the University of Michigan, I competed at Jenison for the first time as the opponent, and it is a very difficult task. But while I was at State, we had that much more of an advantage with our fans and the atmosphere. The platform is just incredible too. The noise that is makes when your wrestling on it and the way your teammates greet you when you step down off of it is unlike anything else you will find anywhere."

Directions

From Capital City Airport: Turn right (west) onto Grand River Avenue to Waverly Road and turn left (south). Follow Waverly to I-496 East. Follow I-496 East to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Jenison Field House will be on the left.

From the South (Jackson): Take US 127 North to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Jenison Field House will be on the left.

From the North (St. Johns): Take US 127 South to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Jenison Field House will be on the left.

From the East (Detroit): I-96 West to US 127 (Exit 106) North to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Jenison Field House will be on the left.

From the West (Grand Rapids): I-96 East to I-496 East (Exit 95) to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Jenison Field House will be on the left.

From the Southwest (Charlotte): I-69 North to I-96 East to US 127 North to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Jenison Field House will be on the left.

From the Northeast (Flint): I-69 South to US 127 South to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Jenison Field House will be on the left.