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. Proud to be an outdoor Venue for ArtPrize 2013.
- Free public bathrooms: No
- Free public parking: No
- Handicap accessible: Yes
Artist & Connection Information
ART -noun 1. the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. ART- verb 1. archaic ( used with the pronoun thou ) a singular form of the present tense (indicative mood) of be. Van Andel Arena- an outdoor venue Things every artist should know: 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. Van Andel Arena is the perfect back drop for ArtPrize 2013!