Van Andel Arena

130 West Fulton

About Us
The $75 million crown jewel of
Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market - has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry.
The 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel.
Van Andel Arena and
Grand Rapids offer the perfect combination of cosmopolitan flair and midwestern hospitality to make any event a success. Since marking its Grand Entrance on October 8, 1996, Van Andel Arena has attracted the biggest names in family shows, concerts and sporting events.

Acts such as Neil Diamond, Disney On Ice, NCAA Hockey Regional Championships, the AFL Arena Bowl XV game, Detroit Pistons exhibition games and Elton John have demonstrated the Arena's versatility.
Other event highlights include Kenny Chesney, World Wrestling Entertainment, Eric Clapton, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Man Group, Michael Bublé, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Who, The Eagles, Bob Seger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Harlem Globetrotters, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Cirque du Soleil.
In addition to extensive entertainment options, Van Andel Arena is quickly carving a niche in the business world as a first-class facility for tradeshows, exhibitions, seminars and conferences.


Chris Kuieck

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

I dont think anyone has ever gone there and decided things were priced great. But with the exception of monster trucks (sort of), i have enjoyed every event i have ever attended there. Only reason i point out the monster trucks is the arena seemed a bit small for the venue.

Bear Priest

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Great venue to watch shows and events. We go to Monster Jam every year. This past year there was a race official standing directly in front of our front row seats. I mentioned it to the customer service booth and they moved us to even better seats.

Michael Bradford

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I've never had a bad experience here. Always get great entertainment for great prices. Gives you a big town feel for a medium sized market

Amanda Roy

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Clean and easy to navigate. Lots of concessions and convenient restrooms. Staff is very helpful. Sound is great and the tv monitors help for those in the back.

Carly Fleser

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Not a bad seat in the house! Hosts a lot of great shows, as well as the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team. Venue is large enough for shows but easy enough to navigate. Clean arena and friendly staff. Parking options all around with a short walking distance.