Atwood Stadium has been an iconic landmark in the city of Flint for the past 85 years. Built on an old city dumpsite that was cleared by 3000 local volunteers in a single day, it sits right in the heart of the Flint community. Atwood has played host to many high school football games, including the Flint Northern/Flint Central series. It has also been the venue of choice for large-scale community events, such as visits from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936 and presidential candidate John F. Kennedy in 1960. Today, activities include all levels of youth football, health fairs, band competitions, and 10k road races.
In September 2013, Kettering University stepped up to the plate and assumed ownership of the venerable stadium in order to keep the facility from closing. Kettering is committed to maintain the traditional uses of the stadium in addition to providing a new venue for Kettering student recreational and academic events. Fundraising has already started to enable major upgrades to the facility including a new high-tech synthetic playing surface to replace the outdated existing AstroTurf.
If you are interested in reserving Atwood Stadium for an event, please fill out and submit an Atwood Stadium reservation form.