MC Sports
by Stephen Garner

MC SportsMichigan-based sporting goods store MC Sports is closing all 66 of its stores across the Midwest, providing shoppers in seven states with significant discounts on over $110 million of top-name sporting goods and apparel brands. A joint venture between Tiger Capital Group and Great American Group will conduct the going-out-of-business sale, which is now underway.

Founded in Grand Rapids in 1946, MC Sports was one of the few remaining privately held sporting goods chains in the country. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 14 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan, Grand Rapids.

The company currently operates 24 stores in Michigan; 11 in Ohio; seven in Indiana; eight in Illinois; seven in Wisconsin; five in Missouri, and four in Iowa.

Offering everything from men’s clothing to military surplus, the company was launched as Michigan Clothiers in 1946 but changed its name to MC Sports in 1962 to reflect a growing focus on sports equipment, footwear, and apparel. Over the years, MC Sports’ growth trajectory included snapping up competing regional chains such as Morrie Mages’ Sports, as well as Browns Sporting Goods, both in Illinois.

MC Sports’ large-format carry sporting goods and apparel in virtually every category—from hunting, fishing and camping equipment, to running shoes, kayaks, treadmills, workout clothes, team sports equipment, and much more.