The Van Andel arena is an excellent place for concerts and sporting events. The sound is excellent and there is not a bad set in the whole arena! The concession stands are pricey but there is a large assortment of food and drinks. The security is well trained and polite. While the Van Andel offers no parking, there are plenty of parking lots and garages close by. After the Van Andel, you can go and hang out at one of the many bars and night clubs within walking distance!