Van Andel Arena opened its doors for the first time on October 8, 1996. Two days later, on October 10th, Van Andel Arena hosted its first concert featuring Neil Diamond
. Since then the arena has hosted numerous sporting events, concerts, family shows and various other events providing premier entertainment to the West Michigan community. 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Van Andel Arena. We're celebrating by taking a look back at all the events throughout the years with historical photos, fun facts and staff and community memories posted on the website and social media accounts: Facebook
Located in one of America’s hottest cities, Van Andel Arena is a 12,000-plus capacity arena managed by ASM Global
. Van Andel Arena is the Must Play Destination in Michigan's fastest-growing market of Grand Rapids and is home to the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins
hockey team. Take a look at some of the photos from previous shows below.