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Van Andel Arena

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

Wow worth the trip. Great place for a graduation, All seats were great. The arena had big... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jean A
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West Milford, New Jersey
Way overpriced.

Possibly the most overpriced venue in the country. Don't encourage their absurd prices - stay... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim L
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hockey game”(27 reviews)
“nice venue”(15 reviews)
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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
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130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2682
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+1 616-742-6600
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"hockey game"
in 27 reviews
"sporting events"
in 15 reviews
"nice venue"
in 15 reviews
"paul mccartney"
in 7 reviews
"monster jam"
in 4 reviews
"no bad seats"
in 6 reviews
"def leppard"
in 4 reviews
"floor seats"
in 4 reviews
"trans siberian orchestra"
in 4 reviews
"ice shows"
in 4 reviews
"great concert"
in 7 reviews
"concert venue"
in 12 reviews
"great seats"
in 7 reviews
"entire place"
in 5 reviews
"heart of downtown"
in 4 reviews
"fun night"
in 4 reviews
"across the street"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first griffins hockey game and it was amazing. The stadium is clean and well ran. Very proficient. The one negative is the size of the seats. They were a bit tight

Thank bonaramanda25
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Well organized for concert. Impressed. Easy to get ti. Arrive early for cheap area parking. Very modern and clean.

1  Thank Flumes
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Arena is on the smaller size when compared to places like Little Ceasars in Detroit. Acoustics were great. Access to refreshments was better than other arenas we have been to. Entrance to the venue was seamless, using digital tickets on the smartphone and having everyone...More

Thank Bill s
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I have gone here for many concerts, Griffin's games and other events. There is truly not a bad seat in the house because it is small enough that even the "nose bleed" seats have a great view. It is easy to get in and has...More

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Having attended numerous concerts at the VAN ANDEL...one of the best concerts ever.....acoustics were great....performance was outstanding...stage set and visuals were extremely well done.....THE EAGLES SOAR Deacon Frey was awesome..Vince Gill amazing...Acoustics were amazing

Thank Mentorman52
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Went to see Monster Jam, great show, nice arena but seats kinda small. Expensive concessions, not really worth the price. I do enjoy that it's a smaller arena.

Thank Kimberly V
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Our first visit to the Arena; we found Van Andel Arena easy to get to ( we stayed at the Amway Grand ). The indoor skyway walk is a superb way to get around downtown. The facilities at the arena made getting around and to...More

Thank John E
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had an amazing time at this facility. It held 10,000 people this night. We ubered in but saw lots of parking close by. Staff was helpful! Awesome options for food and drinks. Bathroom lines were long but moved quickly! We had an awesome experience here!

Thank Ariana F
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Cassie M
4 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.
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Greta G
4 March 2018|
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Response from penny m | Reviewed this property |
107 would be better if it was me
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latinloverMi
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
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