Category:Van Andel Arena
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
English: The Van Andel Arena is a 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena, situated in the Heartside district, of Grand Rapids. After a $75 million construction effort, the arena opened on October 8, 1996, and since has attracted over five million patrons. It is home to the popular Grand Rapids Griffins ice hockey team, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. It was also the home court of the now defunct Grand Rapids Hoops basketball team, as well as the Grand Rapids Rampage, the city's arena football team.