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Van Andel Arena Events

130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US

Van Andel Arena

Capacity: 12,000

Opened: October 8, 1996

Home Teams: Grand Rapid Griffins (Hockey, American Hockey League), Grand Rapids Gold (Basketball, NBA G League), Grand Rapids Rise (Volleyball, Pro Volleyball Federation)

When it opened in 1996, the Van Andel Arena was Michigan’s premier entertainment venue, and today, it is still one of the leading spots for entertainment in the area. When it comes to indoor sporting events, family shows, music concerts, comedy shows, or similar events, the Van Andel Arena is the right place.

Establishing this iconic venue cost $78 million in 1996, and since then, it has been standing strong and hosting Michiganians week in and week out. The Arena was named after the stadium’s sponsors, Jay and Betty Van Andel, and it has always been managed by ASM Global.

Since the stadium is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins, Grand Rapids Gold, and the Grand Rapids Rise, it regularly hosts hockey, basketball, and volleyball games. On days when it is not hosting sporting activities, concerts or shows will be going on at the venue.

Read more about Van Andel Arena in our article: "Preparing for Events at Van Andel Arena: Accessibility, Parking, and Upcoming Events" on TicketX Magazine.

Van Andel Arena Events

As the premier entertainment hub in West Michigan, the Van Andel Arena naturally attracts a lot of big artists when their tour stops at the Great Lakes State. Taylor Swift, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Brittany Spears, Demi Lovato, and many other popular artists have performed here.

You can join in writing history in the Van Andel Arena by getting a cheap ticket on TicketX. These are the upcoming concerts, shows, and events to be held in the venue in 2024.

April 14, 2024 - AJR

April 25, 2024 - Grand Rapids Community College Commencement

April 26-27, 2024 - Grand Valley State University Winter 2024 Commencement

April 28, 2024 - Davenport University Commencement

May 02, 2024 - Brandon Lake

May 09, 2024 - Staind

May 11, 2024 - Katt Williams

May 19, 2024 - Greta Van Fleet

May 29, 2024 - Hozier

June 01, 2024 - Tim McGraw

June 05, 2024 - Nate Bargatze

June 11, 2024 - Styx & Foreigner Renegades & Juke Box Heroes Tour

June 14, 2024 - Nate Bargatze

June 15, 2024 - A Day to Remember

June 18, 2024 - Stevie Nicks Live In Concert

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Van Andel Arena Seating Chart

The stadium has 9,886 permanent seats and retractable seats are set up based on whether the event holding is a center-stage show or an end-stage show. With your basic ticket, you can get a good view of the stage action from all parts of the arena.

However, aside from the regular club seats, there are also luxury suites where only people who pay premium fees are granted access. If you need a visual view, check out the virtual tour on the arena’s website or the seating chart on TicketX.

Getting to Van Andel Arena (Transportation and Parking)

Van Andel Arena is located at 130 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. If you are coming in with public transportation or driving your own car, these are some tips that can help you.

Getting to Van Andel Arena via public transportation

For visitors taking the bus, the closest stations are Arena (Cw), Arena (Ccw), Ottawa/Oakes (Nb), and Monroe/Louis Station (Nb). You can use the Downtown Grand Rapids DASH buses for free or take a regular bus and pay. If you prefer the train, you can stop at the AMTRAK - Grand Rapids Station (GRR).

Getting to Van Andel Arena by car

Visitors who prioritize comfort often drive down to the center or carpool with friends also coming in for an event. In this case, you can use a navigational guide to find your way around Grand Rapids.

Does Van Andel Arena have on-site parking?

No, the arena does not have on-site parking for visitors. However, the City of Grand Rapids runs parking facilities close to it and also offers metered parking on the nearby streets.

How much does Van Andel Arena parking cost?

Parking in Grand Rapids is typically charged at $1 to $2.25 per hour.