Thunderbowl features 90 lanes, making it the second largest bowling center in the United States. It is also home to the Greater Detroit Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
"World Bowling is excited that our youth bowlers will have the opportunity to compete in America's heartland of bowling and experience this historic bowling center," said Kevin Dornberger, World Bowling CEO. "It's the perfect setting to host our premier youth tournament."
"Thunderbowl Lanes is a great host center and our volunteer base eagerly awaits to assist in making the event a rousing success," said Mark Martin, Metro Detroit USBC association manager.
Other host cities include 1992 Caracas, Venezuela; 1994 Monterrey, Mexico; 1996 Hong Kong, China; 1998 Incheon, South Korea; 2000 Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic; 2002 Pattaya, Thailand; 2004 Tamuning, Guam; 2006 Berlin, Germany; 2008 Orlando, Fla.; 2010 Helsinki, Finland, 2012 Bangkok, Thailand; 2014 Hong Kong, China and 2016 Lincoln, Nebraska.
About the Detroit Sports Commission: The Detroit Sports Commission was formed in 2001 to bring regional, national and international amateur sporting events to metro Detroit. The DSC is a not-for-profit charitable organization, IRS 501 (C)(3), and a subsidiary of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.
About Thunderbowl Lanes: Built in 1962, Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan features 90 lanes, making it the second largest bowling alley in the United States. The center is also home to the Greater Detroit Bowling Association Hall of Fame.