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Harry W. Lawson Ice Arena
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Location Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Opened November 15, 1974
Owner Western Michigan University
Operator WMU Auxiliary Enterprises
Surface 200' x 85' (ice hockey)
Tenants Western Michigan Broncos
(ice Hockey)
Capacity 3,667 (ice Hockey)

Harry W. Lawson Ice Arena is a 3,667-seat multi-purpose arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The arena's first game was on November 15, 1974 against Algoma University College of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. It is home to the Western Michigan University Broncos ice hockey team.

The building is connected to the Gabel Natatorium and is located at the southwest end of the Kalamazoo campus. It is named for Harry W. Lawson, the founder the WMU hockey club team in 1956. The student section, referred to as the "Lawson Lunatics", is 1,400 students strong and admittance to the section usually involves long lines outside the arena before games. From 1992–1994, while University Arena was being renovated, the basketball teams called Lawson home.

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