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Van Andel Arena

130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2682
+1 616-742-6600
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The Perfect Venue

I have been to many shows at Van Andel over the years. My husband and I saw a shore there in May... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grand Rapids, United States
No Bad seats

Van Andel Arena has no bad seats anywhere. Just decide how much you care to spend. This place is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug M
Grand Rapids, 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 1 week ago

I have been to many shows at Van Andel over the years. My husband and I saw a shore there in May. Not only was the viewing perfect, the acoustics were perfect as well. We've always enjoyed our experiences in Grand Rapids.

Thank camellad2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Van Andel Arena has no bad seats anywhere. Just decide how much you care to spend. This place is very accommodating.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 1 week ago

the concert was great we had great seats get their early to beat the crowds for parking and access to seating

Thank Johnny R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad seat in the house. We got 'Cheep Seats' for a consert, and the sound and the view was great! Planning on going a lot more often.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We enjoyed our evening at a concert. The walk from the hotel was very nice. Maybe a few more signs telling with way to go ahead of the turns would be nice. It also might be night to have workers in the walkway just for...More

Thank Deb F
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Went to see playoff hockey.. bottom bowl filled.. top probably 1/3 full so lots of great seats .. parked across street from arena for $12.. no big lines for bathroom.. long lines for concessions (would $2 beer night effect that.. who knows).. but nice site...More

Thank mikegjones79
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Had a great time at the Def Leppard concert! The staff is always right where you need them, when you need them. Good variety of food and drinks. Fast bathroom lines. I always have a great visit at Van Andel!

Thank traveler23412
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We have been their for a lot of different events. They do a very nice job of getting you in and out of the events. The only problems that I have encountered have been: 1. The lines for the women's restrooms 2. Sometime the lines...More

Thank pmt1234
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Excellent Venue for any event. We have been there for concerts, ice shows, circus, hockey and arena football. It is a good venue.

Thank DLynnC2015
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Bathroom situation in dire need if upgrading and adding. Otherwise nice B grade AHL experience. Prices for beer and snack consistent with other arenas.

Thank Philip F
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12 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
4 June 2016|
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Response from ras2010 | Reviewed this property |
I'm Not Sure. We only went thru the main doors.