TheDow Event Center has been the jewel of the Great Lakes Bay Region since it was built in 1972. The event center is a multi-purpose facility which houses three main activity areas: Wendler Arena, The Hall at TheDow and The Theater at TheDow. TheDow Event Center is the home of the Saginaw Spirit OHL hockey team and "Broadway in Saginaw" professional theater series. It continues to provide sporting events, ice shows, i.e., Disney on Ice, family entertainment (Shrine Circus), banquets, concerts, musicals and much more. TheDow Event Center serves a diverse population not limited to the city and county of Saginaw but the entire Great Lakes Bay region.