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Van Andel Arena is a 12,000 plus seat multi-purpose arena, situated in the Heartside district of Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. The arena attracted over five million patrons in its first 5 years, 1996–2001. It is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, the top minor league affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, with fans giving it the nickname "The Freezer on Fulton". It is also home to the Grand Rapids Gold of the NBA G League, the minor league affiliate of the Denver Nuggets. Van Andel Arena is the fourth-largest arena in Michigan, as well as West Michigan's largest; only Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, and the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are larger.For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Grand Rapids holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Van Andel Arena and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Van Andel Arena reviews
Visited the Freezer on Fulton for the 2022 edition of the Great Lakes Invitational. While every seat in the arena appears to have excellent sight-lines, the seats are narrow compared to those in...
Visited the Freezer on Fulton for the 2022 edition of the Great Lakes Invitational. While every seat in the arena appears to have excellent sight-lines, the seats are narrow compared to those in... more »
My husband and I were just here May 20 for Friday Night Smackdown. While the event itself was very enjoyable, the venue is your standard arena. Bathrooms were decent, and the food and drinks were overpriced as they usually are at these types of places. The only personal downside for me was the lack of mask protocol, if not for anything else to mask the onslaught of the smell of beer, sweat, must, hot breath, and rear end mixed together. For women, you can't bring in purses, only small hand clutches. And the seats are super close together, which isn't a problem, except when you have persons who are much bigger in size trying to squeeze into a seat while invading your personal space. Otherwise, we had a pretty good time.
Always a great show at the Van Andel!! Keith Urban was amazing! Not really a bad seat in the house! Quick but thorough security check at the door. Easy ticket scanning to get in. Prices have gone up with inflation, but that is to be expected. I definitely recommend Van Andel Arena!!
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