Van Andel Arena is a 11,005-seat multi-purpose arena, situated in the Heartside district of Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. After a $75 million construction effort, the arena opened on October 8, 1996, and since has attracted over five million patrons. It is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, the top minor league affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. It was also the home court of the now defunct Grand Rapids Hoops of the Continental Basketball Association from 1996 to 2001 and the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League from 1998 to 2008.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.
As a concert venue, the Van Andel Arena seats 12,858 for end-stage shows, and 13,184 for center-stage shows. The arena floor measures 85 by 220 feet (26 m × 67 m) and features 9,886 permanent seats, of which 1,800 are club seats and 44 luxury suites, with the 16 luxury suites in the upper bowl seating 20 each, and the lower 24 bowls seating 15, and the others at 18. In addition, there are 1,300 retractable seats.
Van Andel Arena Reviews
I've been here many times for concerts and shows. Staff is phenomenal! They even engage children with respect!! more »
It has been a while since we had been here and we were here today for Disney on Ice. I want to compliment the staff we encountered during our visit. Everyone we met was very helpful and seemed to... more »
The Van Andel is such a great Arena for many events! I generally go there for concerts, which is always an awesome experience. You'll definitely want to have about $10-$15 for parking. Drinks are pricey, depending on what you're drinking. There are a lot of concessions available, but typically a line at each one. Staff is friendly. I definitely recommend checking it out.
Great venue, have been here many times. I've taken my kids to the circus here. I've taken in concerts, auto shows, etc. Good parking, fast in and out, and right off a major highway. Follow the signs and be aware Grand Rapids has one-way streets. Bring cash for parking ($10-$20).
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