(Tuesday - January 05, 2021) - UPDATE: The Iron
Mountain City Council on Monday enthusiastically endorsed the Gus Macker
3 on 3 tournament, scheduled for Iron Mountain on the weekend of July
17th and 18th.
While the Council deferred a decision on exactly
what streets may have to be closed to facilitate the event until plans
are finalized, they made it
clear that they will do whatever is needed to help organizers bring the
tournament to Iron Mountain. The Council gave its unanimous approval to
The event will be held in the general area of the
street closures shown in the original story.
Also, see lodging information in the original
After the Covid-19 Pandemic forced the
cancellation of the Gus Macker event scheduled for Iron Mountain last
year, City officials pledged to try again this year. Covid permitting,
that will happen in July. The event appears on the agenda for tonight's
(Monday) meeting of the Iron Mountain City Council.
is expected to approve the street closures that will be necessary in
order to carry out the event, which has the potential to involve
thousands of participants. If all goes as hoped, the event will take
place on the weekend of July 17th and 18th.
The number of streets
ultimately closed will depend on how many teams participate. At a
minimum the following streets will need to be closed.
Aveniue from Ludington Street to West A Street, and from West A Street
to West B Street.
Hughitt Street from Merrit Avenue to Stockbridge
Prospect Avenue from Ludington Street to the South property
line of Central School.
If there are more than 360 teams,
additional street closures will be necessary as follows:
Avenue from West B Street to West C Street.
West B Street from
Prospect Avenue to Kingsley North.
If there are more than 600
teams, the closure of the downtown parking lot between the 100 Block of
East A Street and East Hughitt Street will be necessary.
the total closures necessary at this time are unknown, the City Manager
is recommending that the Council approve the closures based on the
number of teams that register to play.
Those who are going to require lodging during the
tournament are encouraged to get their reservations in early, as housing
may be tight. For motels, etc., do an online search for:
dickinson county michigan lodging
Those who may wish to camp at the Lake Antoine
campground can make their reservations by visiting this link: