Van Andel Arena
The $75 million crown jewel of
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
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 BublÃ©, 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.