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Van Andel Arena

130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2682
+1 616-742-6600
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Attended the All State Games

We attended the grand opening of the All State Games. The seats were great and the audio was good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Princeton, Texas
Nice Facility

The only hang up; there was only one security screening spot at the skyway entrance to the arena... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baton Rouge, LA
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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

We attended the grand opening of the All State Games. The seats were great and the audio was good. The temperature inside the venue was nice also.

Thank MyLadybug-Princess
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only hang up; there was only one security screening spot at the skyway entrance to the arena. Took very long to go through. Once in the arena, very easy to get around. We parked at De Vos Place and took the skyway all the...More

2  Thank nola1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am used to massive areas to watch both sports and concerts, so when I saw a concert at this arena I decided to get tickets in the front of the 100 level section. This probably was unnecessary because very seat in this venue is...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seats are accessed easily and concessions are plentiful. If you stay at the Amway Grand, the skywalk connects to the arena!

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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.

1  Thank camellad2017
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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 17 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
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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.