Nestled in the heart of Flint, Michigan, amidst the ebb and flow of urban life, lies a gem that echoes with the cheers of history and the promise of community spirit — Atwood Stadium. If you haven’t heard of it, it's a bit like Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff, quietly impressive yet vastly underrated.

Atwood Stadium isn’t just a place; it’s a time capsule. Built in 1929, it has witnessed nearly a century of Flint’s highs and lows, evolving alongside the city itself. Originally constructed as a Works Progress Administration project during the Great Depression, it served not just as a sports venue but as a symbol of resilience and community pride. Over the decades, it has hosted everything from high school football games under Friday night lights to major concerts that brought the community together in celebration.

Teams Who Play(ed) at Atwood & Major Historic Events

  • Detroit Tigers Class A affiliate the Flint Arrows (1948-1951)
  • Flint Central-Northern Rivalry Game (1930-1976)
  •  Canadian middleweight champion Del Fontaine knocked out Chicago boxer Roy Williams (1929)
  • Flint City Bucks (2019-today)
  • Flint Powers High School (2019-today)

Atwood has also hosted two US presidents during election campaigns: President Franklin Roosevelt (1936) and John F. Kennedy (1960).

However, Atwood Stadium has had its moments of neglect. Time took its toll, and the stadium fell into disrepair. Yet, the community has rallied around its beloved landmark. Thanks to dedicated efforts and community support, Atwood Stadium underwent a revitalization in recent years.

What makes Atwood Stadium special isn’t just its history or its architecture (though both are impressive). It’s the way it embodies the spirit of Flint.

In a world of shiny new stadiums with all the bells and whistles, Atwood Stadium stands as a reminder that true beauty lies in character and history.

Rediscovering Flint's Gem: Atwood Stadium

Atwood Stadium in Flint, Michigan is known for its historic charm and vibrant atmosphere. As a symbol of resilience, Atwood Stadium captures the essence of Flint as it has had its own low points but has always bounced back.

Gallery Credit: Kennedy Broadwell

Take a Step Back in Time Remembering These Concerts at Flint's Atwood Stadium

Some of the biggest acts around have taken the stage at Flint's iconic Atwood Stadium over the years. Take a look back at some amazing music memories.

Gallery Credit: The Concert Data Base/ Getty