Sports is a big deal in Michigan’s capital. With hometown heroes like basketball legend Magic Johnson, tennis whiz Todd Martin, the Miller hockey family, plus a ton of the Spartan athletics’ alumni, it’s easy to understand that Lansing loves sports.
If baseball is your thing, an evening or afternoon spent with the minor league Lansing Lugnuts at Jackson Field in the heart of downtown Lansing is a guaranteed great time. Affordable, family-friendly and with some great bites and brews. The baseball field is right downtown which makes it walkable from both the Radisson Lansing at the Capitol and the Courtyard by Marriott Lansing Downtown if you’re looking for some overnight accommodations. It’s also within walking distance to numerous attractions like Impression 5 Science Center, R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, the State Capitol Building and plenty of dining options.
Lansing Common is a community-owned soccer team that competes in the Midwest Premier League and began playing in Spring 2021. Find games at the Lansing Eastern Sports Complex.
Michigan State University sports compete in NCAA division 1. The school's athletic program includes 25 varsity sports teams. Most popular spectator sports include Spartan Football played at Spartan Stadium, Basketball played at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center, Hockey played at Munn Ice Arena and Baseball played at Kobe Field. These venues are all located within walking distance to each other.
Lansing City Futsal is a professional futsal club that plays in the Lansing City Arena located on the west side of Lansing and plays in the National Futsal Premier League which runs from January–April. The NFPL features teams Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Akron, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Ann Arbor.
Lansing Community College Stars competes in NJCAA Division II and have nine intercollegiate sports teams including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track & field, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball, volleyball and softball. The college hosts athletic events in the Gannon Gymnasium located on the college’s Downtown Campus.