NO BAGS: No bags or purses allowed. Clutches up to 4.5"x6.5" and medical/essential bags will be permitted.
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Welcome to Van Andel Arena - west michigan's premier entertainment destination!

We hope to see you soon! We're excited to offer a variety of upcoming events and are ready to welcome you through our doors. We've put a number of plans in place to make sure that you have the best possible experience.

When you enter the arena be prepared for passing through a security screening process complete with metal detectors and note that we have adopted a NO BAGS policy. Note small clutches no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" and medical bags will be permitted. For more information regarding the venue policies check out our FAQs page. Note that some events may list additional policies on the event webpage.

To ensure a contactless visit when attending an event at Van Andel Arena, cashless transactions and mobile ticketing are preferred and new contactless ticket scanners have been installed. In addition, touchless fixtures have been installed throughout the venue and a new concessions mobile ordering system is available. For more information on our new concessions mobile ordering system click here.

Van Andel Arena has implemented increased air filtration including bipolar ionization equipment and has placed hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue. Rest assured that when you enter the venue you will experience the highest level of cleanliness and the best in customer service. VenueShield, a comprehensive and best-in-class environmental hygiene program, has been implemented at Van Andel Arena. For more information regarding VenueShield click here.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID test is not required by the venue, however, some event organizers/artists may set requirements for their events. Please check the event page on our website for the event you are attending for event-specific policies.

Face masks are encouraged for all guests. Some event promoters may require face masks. Please check the event page for the event you are attending for event-specific policies.

We can't wait to see you at the next sporting event, concert, family show or whatever brings you here. Make sure to stay up-to-date on all upcoming events, special offers and more by downloading our FREE mobile app and joining our VIP Email list. Click here to see a full list of upcoming events.

Van Andel Arena has worked diligently to prepare for the return of events; implementing VenueShield, making upgrades and enhancements to the arena and developing new protocols to promote the safety of our guests, entertainers and staff. Updates regarding COVID-19 can be found here and on our COVID-19 webpage.

What to expect when attending an event at Van Andel Arena.
See full list of upcoming events on our schedule of events.

Check out the construction project on the Van Andel Arena plaza completed in 2020.

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