Van Andel Arena
Van Andel Arena® — the premier entertainment destination in 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 Sir Paul McCartney, Disney On Ice, Snoop Dogg, Ariana Grande, NCAA Hockey Regional Championships, the AFL Arena Bowl XV game, Detroit Pistons exhibition games, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift 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, Monster Jam and Cirque du Soleil.