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Van Andel Arena

We have been to many events at Van Andel; concerts, hockey games. circus, etc. It is a wonderful... read more

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dend0l
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Metallica concert

So far we are very happy with them and Loreena seats are nice I have an excellent view of the stage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
543RyanL
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Gaylord, Michigan
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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...more
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130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2682
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to many events at Van Andel; concerts, hockey games. circus, etc. It is a wonderful venue for most events. Seating is great with always view of the event. The staff is excellent and always helpful. The facility is easy to get to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dend0l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So far we are very happy with them and Loreena seats are nice I have an excellent view of the stage can’t wait to see Metallica perform

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 543RyanL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at the show. Kiss was awsome. My first time here and would go again. Arena very clean. Downtown Grand Rapids very cool. A+++

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 3365hart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to KISS concert. Sound was good. We were high up seats and could still see Seats were comfortable with cup holder. Staff was friendly and helpful. Drinks and food were pricey. Bathroom was clean.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sherylm555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seats were very comfortable and ramped up so one could see well. But the parking was gridlock city and cost $12,,,, there were extreemely long lines at bathrooms and for vendors, the vendor's pricing was crazy high ($15 for a small bag of cotton...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small arena made our upper level seats seem very close and so we enjoyed a good view of the game. That said the arena concourses are narrow and easily overcrowded and beer lines long, even long by stadium standards. They also shut down concessions early...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bosox61
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

I took my 4 year old grandson to Van Angel to watch the Globtrotters. The venue was easy to get to, had good parking and was easy to find our seats. The concession lines were very long, there was no easy way to carry the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank saustin1960
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Bob Seger was GREAT as always!! The concert was excellent, Bob Seger doesn't put on a bad show. The sound was good and our viewing was good. We had good seats but it looks like all the seats had a decent view. It's close to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank debfainofinney
Reviewed 13 February 2019

excellent place to see a concert. Plus hotels right in the area so that you can walk to the shows. Prices are reasonable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank r0cki00
Reviewed 16 January 2019

We have been to several shows at the VanAndel Arena. There are really no bad seats. The view is great and with the screens it's doesn't matter where you are. It's easy in & out. Staff is friendly and there is an abundance of places...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jim G
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Cassie M
5 March 2018|
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Response from Ronmsparks | Reviewed this property |
Normal 'concert/show' arrangement is to have chairs on the floor with some folks allowed to stand near stage...depending on the event.
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Greta G
5 March 2018|
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Response from 932pennym | Reviewed this property |
107 would be better if it was me
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latinloverMi
12 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
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