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Rock and roll band concerts.

I've attended several concerts at the Van Andel Arena and the experience was always good. This is... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Nice line up of upcoming shows

On an impromptu trip to Grand Rapids, we discovered that Train and Hall & Oates were in concert... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Highland, California
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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...more
130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2682
+1 616-742-6600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely hot and smoky. They recently have gone completely smoke free, but that didn't stop people from smoking inside the venue. Between cigarette smoke, weed, and the pro technic' s it made it difficult to breathe and I woke up the next day feeling like...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

I've attended several concerts at the Van Andel Arena and the experience was always good. This is the ultimate place in Grand Rapids to see and hear rock and roll. Plenty of food and drink choices are available.

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

On an impromptu trip to Grand Rapids, we discovered that Train and Hall & Oates were in concert that same night. Plus, it was in walking distance from our hotel. What a great venue and performance. They have some great artists lined up for the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love going to Griffins games and concerts at VanAndel Arena! There isn't a bad seat in the place and the acoustics are great!

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We've been to the VanAndle several times and have always had a great time. The venues are always extremely professional and well received. This is a great time every time.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Convenient to many nearby places to eat, lots of parking nearby, easy to get to. Great concert venue.

Thank tmmock
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place for a concert. The concessions are well placed and many staff around to assist. The arena emptied in record time. Very well organized and clean. Many bathrooms (great for women) and clean, too!

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

My family and I come for a few shows a year. The venue is ways clean, it's easy to find and a very short distance to free parking. My only problem is with the cried fought inside the building. You seem to always have so...More

1  Thank Kayla M
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Wow worth the trip. Great place for a graduation, All seats were great. The arena had big screens set up to watch the Graduation.

Thank Jean A
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Possibly the most overpriced venue in the country. Don't encourage their absurd prices - stay away. Just saw that Shania Twain is doing a nationwide tour. Of all the venues, including places like New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, Las Vegas, etc.,...More

1  Thank Jim L
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Cassie M
5 March 2018|
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Response from Ronmsparks | Reviewed this property |
Normal 'concert/show' arrangement is to have chairs on the floor with some folks allowed to stand near stage...depending on the event.
Greta G
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Response from penny m | Reviewed this property |
107 would be better if it was me
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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