million crown jewel of Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market - has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.