The National Congress of States Games has announced that Grand Rapids, Michigan, will host the 2017 State Games of America, pending contractual obligations by both parties. The West Michigan Sports Commission, Experience Grand Rapids and the Meijer State Games of Michigan partnered together to bid on and host the event. Other cities that were in the running to host included: San Diego; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Hampton Roads, Virginia.
“It was a tough decision by our board, as all cities proved their ability to successfully host these games,” said Dan Duffy, president of the National Congress of State Games. “Ultimately, the board felt that Grand Rapids offered the most compelling bid based on their successful Meijer State Games of Michigan and the many community and local sport partnerships involved in the bid.”
The 2017 State Games of America are slated for August 3–6, 2017. The 2015 State Games of America will be held July 23–August 2, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska.