Opening Ceremony

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Date

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Gates open at 6:30 pm

Location

Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 W. River Dr NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Entry

$5 Admission

9 years old and under get in free

*All registered athletes get free admission into Opening Ceremony. Click here to find your sport and register.

Parking

$5 Parking

Entertainment

Athlete Parade
Athletes have the opportunity to represent their sport as they parade into Opening Ceremony. Parade lineup will start at 7:00 pm and athletes will start walking into Opening Ceremony at 7:30 pm (Entrance is by sport in alphabetical order). 

Flippenout Trampoline Show
Flippenout utilizes top professional athletes from all around the country. Skis, snowboards, Olympic type routines, and of course plenty of comedy are all part of the act. Their show keeps the hype up with an awesome soundtrack and is action packed from start to finish. You will see single, double, and even triple flips in every show. Every show ends with their world famous sky high belly drops. 

Dick Fosbury
1968 Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury will be the guest speaker at the 2019 Opening Ceremony. Fosbury was the first to jump over a high bar backwards, the “Fosbury Flop”, the technique now used by all elite high jumpers. Fosbury has been inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame, the Oregon Hall of Fame, the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame, and the World Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

 
 
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Lighting of the Cauldron
The 2019 Summer Games will officially kick off as the torch enters the stadium and the cauldron is lit. Check back to see who will be lighting the cauldron in 2019.