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.


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.

jon dixon

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Great arena. Well thought out. Lots of conversation stands and washrooms. Parking was very reasonable as well. One of the better arenas I've been to by far . Can't wait to go again.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

This is THE BEST arena in all of minor league sports in my opinion. I've been going to games for about 10 years now and the atmosphere is one of the best. The arena isn't super small but it also isn't way too big for a minor league hockey team. Not a bad seat available and the new upgrades certainly are huge pluses. #GoGRG

Cheryl Clark

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Went to a concert there easy to locate seeding. Seats are rather small not very comfortable. I am of average size and not overweight. Viewing of the stage was okay but required that you turned in your seat. Not an unpleasant experience but just not really the venue for an concert.

Kristen Simon

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A fun night out watching the Griffins play hockey. They lost in the end, but it's always a fun time. They have lots of different food to eat at the concession stands, they do lots of t-shirt throwing and give aways through out the game. Staff is friendly & helpful.