|Van Andel Arena|
|Location||130 West Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503|
|Opened||October 8 1996|
|Owner||Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority|
|Construction cost||$75 million|
|Tenants||Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) (1996-present)|
Grand Rapids Rampage (Arena Football League
|Capacity||Ice hockey / Arena Football: 10,834|
The Van Andel Arena is a 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After a $75 million construction effort, the arena opened on October 8, 1996 and since has attracted more than five million patrons. It is home to the Grand Rapids Griffins, and the Grand Rapids Rampage Arena football team. It was also home court of the now defunct Grand Rapids Hoops basketball team.
As a concert venue Van Andel Arena seats 12,858 for end-stage shows, 13,184 for center-stage shows. The arena floor measures 85 feet-by-220 feet. The arena features 9,886 permanent seats and 44 luxury suites (the 16 luxury suites in the upper bowl seat 20 each, and 24 of the lower bowl suites seat 15, with the other four seating 18 each.) There are 1,298 retractable seats at Van Andel Arena.
About Van Andel Arena
With a pricetag of $75 million, the 12,000 plus capacity Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG property management. The Arena was named in recognition of the largest benefactor, Jay and Betty Van Andel.
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