Displaying items tagged: Van Andel Arena

Monday, 21 November 2022 17:53

Perrin Brewing Co. partners with Grand Rapids Gold, plans beer garden at Van Andel Arena 

GRAND RAPIDS — Alpine Township-based Perrin Brewing Co. plans to open a new beer garden at Van Andel Arena under the terms of a sponsorship deal with the Grand Rapids Gold G-League basketball team. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 03 June 2022 11:59

Grand Rapids Gold bringing basketball back to downtown GR with 5-year deal at Van Andel Arena

Gold officials this week announced that the team will play its 24 home games at Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids this coming season.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 02 May 2022 16:52

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Grand Rapids Gold considers move to Van Andel Arena

With the upcoming closure of the DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center on July 31, minor league basketball team the Grand Rapids Gold is looking for a new home arena.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 20:35

Grand Rapids Gold considering Van Andel Arena for next venue after DeltaPlex closes

The Grand Rapids Gold is working with downtown entertainment officials to see whether Van Andel Arena could be the minor league basketball team’s new venue, according to a team executive.

Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:20

Venue operators balance ‘free for all,’ optimism in latest pandemic chapter

For some West Michigan music and entertainment venues, the approaching two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic is a crossroads. For others, it represents a finish line after having endured the worst.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 11 January 2021 11:18

GR convention authority planning how in-person events, meetings will return

GRAND RAPIDS — Events are planned to slowly return to Grand Rapids’ downtown venues with ramped up safety guidelines, starting with crowdless Grand Rapids Griffins games and Grand Rapids Symphony performances.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 11 October 2020 16:51

West Michigan convention centers gear up for returning business

Convention centers across West Michigan are gearing up for business following recent orders from state officials, hoping to return as key drivers of economic activity in communities.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 July 2020 10:34

GR 2030 District shifts focus to indoor air quality

For nearly five years, the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan has helped Grand Rapids property owners reduce their energy usage and hosts an annual competition celebrating the “biggest losers” statewide.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 26 April 2020 18:20

The new normal: As public officials and businesses plan to reopen, the future will look much different

The world around us — as we knew it in Michigan before March 10 — is going to look much different for the next 12 to 18 months.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:45

West Michigan sports teams, events sidelined as they await next steps

GRAND RAPIDS — Tim Gortsema’s office at Van Andel Arena might not seem like the locale for optimal social distancing. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:34

As CEO of Grand Rapids Whitewater, Heacock to engage people around common goals

GRAND RAPIDS — Steve Heacock admits to having a level of discomfort about being the focus of the Grand Rapids Whitewater project. Heacock left his job as a senior vice president with Spectrum Health to take the position of president and CEO with the nonprofit organization earlier this month. He said everything he has done in his career has prepared him for this new role.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:43

Large-scale development to continue in 2018

Tower cranes constructing offices, hotels and apartments dot the skyline in and around downtown Grand Rapids.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 19 February 2017 17:43

SETTING THE STAGE: 20 Monroe Live fills gap in local concert market, ramps up competition for existing venues

GRAND RAPIDS — The Verve Pipe had billed its show at 20 Monroe Live, the long-awaited new Grand Rapids concert hall, as a 20th birthday party for the West Michigan rock band’s platinum-selling “Villains” album.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 11 December 2016 15:35

Room for More? West Michigan execs call for new hotel capacity

More than 12,000 amateur athletes and their traveling companions from around the Great Lakes will descend on greater Grand Rapids next summer when the region hosts the State Games of America.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:38

Gilmore Collection’s downtown Grand Rapids venue set to open

The Gilmore Collection, owners and operators of restaurant facilities like The B.O.B., today unveiled details for the under construction music venue in downtown Grand Rapids.

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 04 July 2016 14:39

In doubling concert capacity, Fifth Third Ballpark plans to seek out A-list acts

COMSTOCK PARK — The owners of the West Michigan Whitecaps want to market Fifth Third Ballpark as a venue for big-name acts like Eminem or Bruce Springsteen, perhaps for shows as soon as this fall. 

Published in Breaking News