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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 concert

Love the concerts they provide. Hate the very tight seating and woman’s bathroom lines. It is crazy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Byron Center, Michigan
via mobile
Robbed of premium seats, demoted to broken bleachers

I purchased premium center seats for the Steely Dan concert but were told to go talk to the Box... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elk Grove, 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 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are so lucky in Grand Rapids to have such a great event arena. We get top of the line shows/concerts without having to travel to Detroit or Chicago. There's plenty of parking (though you must pay). The arena has sufficient restrooms and offers food...More

Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to several concerts and sporting events at the Van Andel Arena. There really isn't a bad seat in the house. The suites are comfortable with the standard amenities. But, the regular seats are fine, too. They're a little small, but adequate. One complaint...More

Thank mdyoder
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great place for a concert. Staff were all very helpful. Easy to get in and out of the place.Was a quick walk for City Flates hotel

Thank penny m
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We saw Paul McCartney. It was the BEST concert either of us had ever attended (we are both over 60 and have gone to lots of concerts). The acoustics were fabulous and the big screens really helped make it a wonderful evening!

Thank 761rickh
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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.

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