Ultimate Sport Show opens Thursday in GR

The trout pond at the Ultimate Sport Show in DeVos Place. (March 19, 2015)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The 70th annual Ultimate Sport Show begins Thursday at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

Recent statistics from 2011 show 1.9 million people in Michigan either fished, hunted or did both. A total of $4.8 billion was spent on transportation, food, lodging, equipment or other expenses related to the sports.

"Lake Ultimate," a110,000 gallon indoor lake, set up inside DeVos Place for the Ultimate Sport Show.
(“Lake Ultimate,” a110,000 gallon indoor lake, set up inside DeVos Place for the Ultimate Sport Show.)

The exhibit features nearly 100 fishing and hunting seminars, as well as fishing boats, travel information, outdoor gear and “Lake Ultimate,” a 110,000 gallon indoor lake.

There are also several activities for both adults and kids including a trout pond, pellet range, rock wall, and a fishing simulator. People can also take a picture with Russian Grizzly bear cubs.

The Ironjack Timber Team and Wicked Tuna’s Dave Carraro will also be featured at Michigan’s longest running sport show.

The Ultimate Sport Show runs from March 19 to 22. Show hours are 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 14 and children 5 and under will be admitted free.

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