Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was built in 1996 and is a venue for all types of entertainment, conferences and performances. Named for it's largest benefactors and co-founders of the Amway corporation, Jay and Betty Van Andel, this multi-use complex is managed by SMG and plays host to sporting events, concerts and WWE entertainment. The Van Andel Arena is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins, the minor league development team for the Detroit Red Wings. Van Andel Arena has grown steadily in popularity since opening its doors 23 years ago, becoming known as a family-friendly venue attracting popular artists and world-renowned events. Get tickets to your favorite events in Van Andel Arena at StubHub.
What is the capacity of Van Andel Arena?
While Van Andel Arena is a multi-use complex capable of countless seating configurations, the quoted seating capacity is listed at over 12,000 seats.
Are premium or VIP accommodations available at Van Andel Arena?
Van Andel Arena offers suite rentals for annual lease or for individual shows and events. Suite packages include VIP parking passes and catering packages are available as well. Van Andel Arena also offers premium seats - a unique program that allows patrons to lease specific Van Andel Arena seating for a full calendar season. These seats are in prime locations and guarantee owners the opportunity for the best seats at any event held at Van Andel Arena. For events that are not included in the lease package, premium seat holders get the first shot at purchasing tickets.
Is parking available near Van Andel Arena?
There are multiple parking decks and metered parking options for Van Andel Arena events. For trendy American bistro cuisine, choose Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails. If you like Italian food, Bistro Bella Vita is nearby the Arena. Van Andel Arena parking facilities are managed by the City of Grand Rapids and thus, are fully accessible.
Are there options for food and drinks nearby Van Andel Arena?
Van Andel Arena is in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, so it is surrounded by restaurants for all tastes and budgets. The Grand Rapids bar scene is bustling as well, and several choices are within walking distance of the arena. If you prefer to remain on-site, choices are available through Savor, the on-site catering provider for Van Andel Arena. There is also The Intermission restaurant and bar on the lower level.
Are there any alternative transportation options for getting to the Arena?
While there are no transportation terminals with direct access to the Van Andel Arena, there are several options for getting to and around downtown Grand Rapids. The Vernon J. Ehlers train station is a short distance away and the Gerald R. Ford Airport is a quick car ride to downtown Grand Rapids. The city offers The Rapid public bus system at a very modest price. Otherwise, Uber and Lyft are very active in this area.Back to Top
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