Soccer Stadium FAQ

What is the Y’s position on the stadium?

As an organization dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we acknowledge the importance of thoughtful urban development and the positive impact it can have on the lives of families as well as the Y’s commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for our members and the community. Carefully considering these factors against a stadium’s potential impacts on the Y, its programs and the local economy at-large, on Feb. 2, our board voted unanimously in support of Grand Action 2.0’s stadium plan.


The Y’s board and senior leadership look forward to continued discussions with key stakeholders who share the goal of enhancing the overall quality of life for everyone in our community. By working together, we can find solutions that benefit both the vitality of the neighborhood and the mission of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.

When is construction expected to begin? Is there an anticipated date of completion?

Currently, Grand Action 2.0 is in the process of finalizing various aspects of this project, including the construction timeline. While we await further details, we will provide updates as they become available through a variety of channels, including our website, email and mobile app. We encourage all members to verify their email address when joining, to download the Daxko app and enable notifications to ensure they are up to date on current news, events and offers.

Where will I park now when I visit the David D. Hunting YMCA?

As Grand Action 2.0 finalizes various aspects of this project, including their timeline, the Y has entered into a parking agreement with Grand Valley State University (GVSU). This parking agreement will offer YMCA members more spaces in a covered parking garage at GVSU’s Seward ramp while they are using the David D. Hunting YMCA. Since peak parking times are at different times of day for GVSU and the Y, this is a win-win for downtown. Further details will be forthcoming.

What are my other options to travel to the David D. Hunting YMCA?

You have several transportation options when heading to our downtown branch, including: biking, walking, carpooling and public transportation. Please visit for schedules, maps and fare information as you plan your next visit.

How will construction impact activities, events, programs and services at the David D. Hunting YMCA?

Maintaining access to the activities and amenities that matter to you is a primary focus for the Y. We are exploring scheduling solutions and program adaptations as we await a complete construction timeline.

Can I visit other branches?

Members are always welcome to visit any of our seven branches! We encourage exploration of all our facilities, trying different classes and meeting fellow members. Each branch offers its own unique set of amenities and programs, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Please visit for other Y branch schedules so we can help you meet your health and wellness needs during this time.

Why did you sell the parking lot?

We made the decision to sell our portion of the parking lot, recognizing that as we’ve only ever owned one-third of it, our ability to influence its future was limited. Embracing this understanding, we chose to focus on opportunities where we could have a greater impact.

Why didn't the Y alert me sooner?

It is important to us to convey accurate information in a timely manner. We understand your concern: the upcoming changes to the David D. Hunting YMCA’s footprint are significant. We’ve been diligently working to secure a solution while abiding by all legal agreements. Additional information will be forthcoming.