Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

130 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids MI  49503

Phone: (616) 742-6600

Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Van Andel Arena® — the Must Play Destination of Michigan's second largest and fastest-growing market — has thrust Grand Rapids into the forefront of the entertainment industry.

The 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG, the leading private management company for public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel.

Van Andel Arena and Grand Rapids offer the perfect combination of cosmopolitan flair and midwestern hospitality to make any event a success. Since marking its Grand Entrance on October 8, 1996, Van Andel Arena has attracted the biggest names in family shows, concerts and sporting events.

Acts such as Neil Diamond, Disney On Ice, NCAA Hockey Regional Championships, the AFL Arena Bowl XV game, Detroit Pistons exhibition games and Elton John have demonstrated the Arena’s versatility.

Other event highlights include Kenny Chesney, World Wrestling Entertainment, Eric Clapton, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Man Group, Michael Bublé, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Who, The Eagles, Bob Seger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Harlem Globetrotters, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Kid Rock, Taylor Swift and Cirque du Soleil.

Below are some of the most memorable moments from the past few years:

Billboard Magazine ranked Van Andel Arena as the sixth highest grossing arena worldwide with a 10,001-15,000 seating capacity. The top five venues ranked are all overseas, making Van Andel Arena the No. 1 venue in North America. The rankings came from gross figures compiled between November 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011.

•Van Andel Arena placed number 55 worldwide on Pollstar Magazine’s Top 100 Arena Venues of all sizes in the July 18, 2011 issue. This ranking is based on an attendance as reported to Pollstar for shows played between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011.
•Hosted several events in 2010, including 19 concerts, 32 family shows, 47 sporting events and 8 other types of events, such as college graduations.
•Ranked as a top venue in 2010 worldwide mid-year charts in popular industry publications Venues Today (#4 highest grossing mid-sized venue), Billboard (#9 highest grossing mid-sized venue) and Pollstar (#43 highest attendance for venues of all sizes).
•Named as a "Game Changer" in 2010 by the Grand Rapids Downtown Alliance in the inaugural year of the Downtown Awards. The Alliance created the awards to celebrate the individuals and businesses making investments downtown.
•Voted Top Live Performance Venue in 2010 and Best Event Facility in 2009 and 2008 by the Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com readers.
•In April 2007, the arena celebrated the grand opening of Huntington Club, the brand-new lounge located inside the arena. In the fall of 2010, the arena re-launched the lounge as the Fifth Third Bank Vault. Operated by SAVOR Grand Rapids, Catering by SMG, The Fifth Third Bank Vault offers a full menu and premium brand liquors, large TVs and specialized décor, including a 12-foot tall mural featuring the Grand Rapids Griffins. The Fifth Third Bank Vault is open to ticket holders on event nights only.
•The $1.2 million concourse expansion project provides an additional 3,500 square feet of concourse space starting in the fall of 2010. The new area has been named “Amway Section A” and features two new concession stands and a fun view of the downtown area from spacious windows on the west side of the arena.
•Debuted the state-of-the-art LED Ribbonboard encircling the bowl of the arena on the facade of the upper deck at the Griffins season opener on October 8, 2010 for fan enhancement.
•Named #2 top grossing mid-sized venue for the decade in 2009 by Billboard Magazine.
•Named Hall of Headliners Runner Up for Facility Concession Skills in 2009 by Venues Today.
•Received On-the-Town Magazine Silver Townie Award for Best Live Music Venue in 2008.
•Named Best Concert Venue by Grand Rapids Magazine in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
•Played host to an amazing 5 million patrons before its fifth year of operation, consistently boosting the local economy.
•Home of the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.
•Broke the attendance record for NCAA Hockey Regionals with the 2001 NCAA Men's Hockey West Regional Tournament. The facility successfully hosted the 1997, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2009 NCAA Men’s Hockey Regional Tournaments.
•The arena celebrated its 10th Anniversary in the fall of 2006 with “10 Big Events” – Eric Clapton, Professional Bull Riders, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Community Open House, Celebration on Ice Hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi, Detroit Pistons vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Exhibition Game, Def Leppard & Journey, Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Rochester Americans, Michigan State University vs. Grand Valley State University Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Van Andel Arena was opened in 1996 with great anticipation from the West Michigan community. We strive to bring diverse entertainment to our community so that everyone will be able to enjoy this wonderful venue for many years to come!

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Categories: Concert Venue, Event Venue, Sports Venue & Stadium

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Mon: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm



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Events

Metallica - WorldWired Tour

Metallica - WorldWired Tour
07:30 pm - 03/13/2019

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Following last summer’s 25 date sold-out stadium run, this year Metallica is bringing the in-the-round production currently being seen in European arenas to the...

Past Events

Keith Urban: Graffiti U World Tour

Keith Urban: Graffiti U World Tour
07:30 pm - 10/19/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Keith Urban's 58-city "Graffiti U World Tour 2018" will kick off on June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, will include 10 shows in Canada as...

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
08:00 pm - 10/15/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a true global...

Grand Rapids Griffins: Discounted Tickets

Grand Rapids Griffins: Discounted Tickets
07:00 pm - 10/12/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

***These dates are tentative and are subject to change*** Looking for discounted tickets for Opening Night and Star Wars Night with the Grand Rapids Griffins? Stay...

Thomas Rhett: Life Changes Tour 2018

Thomas Rhett: Life Changes Tour 2018
07:30 pm - 10/06/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Country star Thomas Rhettt has announced a Grand Rapids stop on his upcoming “Life Changes Tour.” The ACM Male Vocalist of the Year will bring Brett Young and...

Fall Out Boy: The M A N I A Tour with Machine Gun Kelly

Fall Out Boy: The M A N I A Tour with Machine Gun Kelly
07:00 pm - 09/06/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

After months of anticipation, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Chicago band Fall Out Boy release their seventh studio album M A N I A today on Island...

Sugarland in Grand Rapids, MI on August 10th

Sugarland in Grand Rapids, MI on August 10th
07:00 pm - 08/10/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Legendary country duo Sugarland is finally heading back out on the road with a MAJOR headlining tour this summer! Opening for the pair are country newcomers Lindsey...

Sugarland: Still The Same 2018 Tour

Sugarland: Still The Same 2018 Tour
07:00 pm - 08/10/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Award-winning Country duo Sugarland announced their highly-anticipated return to the stage with the Still The Same Tour, beginning this Spring in the US. With numerous...

Slayer

Slayer
05:00 pm - 08/07/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Literally by popular demand - with more than half the tour’s Leg One dates already either completely sold out or a sell-out imminent - today Slayer announces Leg...

Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour

Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour
07:00 pm - 07/22/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

No Phones, Photos, Or Video will be permitted at this event. Kevin Hart announced he is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart...

Shania Twain: NOW Tour at Van Andel Arena

Shania Twain: NOW Tour at Van Andel Arena
07:30 pm - 07/18/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

In what promises to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2018, Global superstar Shania Twain has announced that she will hit the road next year in support of...

Shania Twain - in Grand Rapids, MI

Shania Twain - in Grand Rapids, MI
07:30 pm - 07/18/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

SHANIA TWAIN brings her '2018 NOW Tour' to perform at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI on July 18, 2018 (Exact Time TBD) Still Need Tickets? Visit SeeShania.com...

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train
07:00 pm - 07/15/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Multi-platinum and award-winning artists Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train announced their momentous co-headline North American summer tour, kicking off May 1 in...

Kesha live in Grand Rapids, MI - July 06

Kesha live in Grand Rapids, MI - July 06
07:00 pm - 07/06/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pop star Kesha brings the "Rainbow Tour 2018" to Van Andel Arena on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:00PM. Kesha's latest album 'Rainbow', called "an artistic feat" by...

James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Bonnie Raitt

James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Bonnie Raitt
07:30 pm - 06/25/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor and his All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt and her band make a stop at Van Andel...

WWE Monday Night Raw

WWE Monday Night Raw
07:30 pm - 06/18/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

WWE Raw returns to Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday, June 18th with a Double Main Event! Fight card includes main event Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe...

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Soul2Soul The World Tour 2018

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Soul2Soul The World Tour 2018
07:30 pm - 06/07/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

Following an 80 date North American run of sold out shows, Grammy® Award winning superstars Tim McGraw & Faith Hill are showing no signs of stopping as their critically-acclaimed...

MLC at Barley BBQ and Beats

MLC at Barley BBQ and Beats
05:00 pm - 05/19/2018

At Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan

MLC returns to the annual Hospice of Michigan's Barley BBQ and Beats at Van Andel Arena. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to benefit Hospice of Michigan. For more...

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