Facilities and Directions
GVSU Fieldhouse Arena is a 4,100-seat indoor arena located in Allendale, Michigan, a suburb of Grand Rapids, on the campus of Grand Valley State University. It was built in the early 1980s as the home of the Grand Valley State University Lakers basketball and volleyball teams, as it remains to this day.
The 300,000-square-foot (28,000 m2) fieldhouse was created as a multipurpose facility; in addition to intercollegiate events, it is also used for intramural sports, trade shows, meetings, conventions, commencement ceremonies and concerts. The arena seats up to 5,900 for concerts; the arena floor measures 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2). It is located in the northwest part of campus along with most all other athletics facilities.
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From Chicago: I-94 East to I-196/US-31 (Exit 34) at Benton Harbor. Take I-196 toward Grand Rapids. Take US-31, (Exit 44), North to M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Turn right (East) on M-45 and go approximately 12 miles to the entrance of GVSU. Approximately 200 miles from Chicago. PLEASE NOTE: Michigan is one hour ahead of Illinois.
From Detroit/Lansing: I-96 West to I-196 West (Gerald Ford Freeway) through downtown Grand Rapids to Lake Michigan Drive, Exit #75 (M-45). Take Lake Michigan Drive(M-45) approximately 10 miles to campus. Detroit is approximately 160 miles from GVSU. Lansing is approximately 75 miles from GVSU.
From Holland: US-31 North to M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Turn right (east) on M-45 and go approximately 12 miles to GVSU entrance. Approximately 12 miles from Holland.
From Kalamazoo: US-131 North to the Holland/I-196 West (Gerald Ford Freeway). Exit westbound on I-196 to the Lake Michigan Drive, Exit #75. Follow Lake Michigan Drive (M-45) west approximately 10 miles to the main campus entrance. Kalamazoo is approximately 60 miles from GVSU.
From Muskegon: I-96 East to Coopersville (Exit 16). Turn left on 68th Avenue and go approximately six miles. Turn left (East) on M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive) and approximately three miles to the GVSU entrance. Approximately 25 miles from Muskegon.
From Northern Michigan: US-131 South to I-196 West. I-196 west to Lake Michigan Drive, Exit #75 (M-45). Take M-45 approximately 10 miles to campus. Traverse City is approximately 200 miles from GVSU.