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Van Andel Arena

130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2682
+1 616-742-6600
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Great venue

I enjoy coming to this place for events when in town. The atmosphere is perfect for just about any... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Comfortable Arena

Van Andel Arena is an amazing venue to attend shows. It's a good size venue, but no matter where... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jodie M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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The Van Andel Arena is a 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena situated in the Heartside district of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After a $75 million construction effort, the arena opened on October 8, 1996 and since has attracted over five million patrons. It is home to the popular Grand Rapids Griffins ice hockey team, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.As a concert venue, the Van Andel Arena seats about 12,858 for end-stage shows, and 13,184 for center-stage shows. The arena floor measures 85 by 220 feet (26 × 67 m). The arena features 9,886 permanent seats and 44 luxury suites, with the 16 luxury suites in the upper bowl seating 20, and the lower 24 bowls seating 15, and the others at 18. There are approximately 1,298 retractable seats at Van Andel Arena.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2682
+1 616-742-6600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy coming to this place for events when in town. The atmosphere is perfect for just about any occasion. Things to consider are typical of any event taking place. COST. Concession prices are outrageous and considerably more than I would expect. Sure, I don't...More

Thank Devildog8411
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Van Andel Arena is an amazing venue to attend shows. It's a good size venue, but no matter where you sit, you feel close to the performer. There are no bad seats! I have been to many concerts and comedy shows and this is my...More

Thank Jodie M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Doesn't meter why you here (sport event, concert, theater show or circus) we always have a good experience here!

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 November 2017

VanAndel is a smaller arena that holds many types of events. I have been there for music concerts, circuses, hockey games, and basketball games. There is really not a bad seat in the place - even if you are in the cheap seats in the...More

Thank duncan12424
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Attended a music concert here. Easy to get around this place. Lots of good places to eat nearby. Good sound. I have also attended a hockey game here. The first couple of rows have large cup holders. A nice feature, but it makes the seats...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Love the concerts they provide. Hate the very tight seating and woman’s bathroom lines. It is crazy to wait close to an hour to use the bathroom. I bought less to drink just so I would not have to deal with lines. Some of the...More

Thank lovessunandbeach
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I purchased premium center seats for the Steely Dan concert but were told to go talk to the Box Office when we arrived. Our seats were double booked and we ended up in broken bleacher seats that wobbled so much you could barely pay attention...More

Thank TrippingAlAround
Reviewed 16 October 2017

IN town to hang with friends. One of the best concerts I have seen.Area was very nice first time there easy in and out for such a large crowd

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Venue was easy to get to with ample parking. It was quick to get into and out of. I liked the smaller size of the arena and our seats were very good. Women’s restrooms had many stalls which helped make the lines move fast. Seating...More

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Good venue for his show. Seating as you expect is elbow to elbow on sell outs but who cared this time. Being in floor sets leads to a problem getting in and out for refreshments or bathrooms but overall sound was good and the staff...More

Thank cjansen6218
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11 March 2017|
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Response from dadams6593 | Reviewed this property |
There are three downtown hotels connected to the Van Andel Arena via skywalk enclosure for inclement weather. No need for a coat or umbrella should you choose this route. The closest would be the Courtyard Marriott... More
3 June 2016|
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Response from ras2010 | Reviewed this property |
I'm Not Sure. We only went thru the main doors.