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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.