Items Tagged with 'Convention and Arena Authority'


Arena and DeVos Place on solid footing

Van Andel’s revenue covers operating losses at convention center for CAA.

December 16, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Van Andel Arena’s 20th anniversary celebration has put the Convention and Arena Authority in a good place. Read More

CAA rebounds from down fiscal year

Despite a rough 2014, CAA venues continue positive influence on county.

October 23, 2015
After a down year in 2014, the Kent County Convention and Arena Authority should be back on track for 2015. Read More

CAA absorbs ‘intimidating’ financial statements

Convention center gets off to horrible start during first quarter.

November 8, 2013
It’s a little too late to put the corks back into the champagne bottles, but it still was a good year — for the building, not the bubbly. Read More

CAA makes sound decision for theater

Board kicking around the idea of two arena projects

August 9, 2013
Fans of local performance art are likely to have their experiences enhanced a bit when they visit DeVos Performance Hall this season. Read More

DeVos Place turns a healthy shade of black

August 2, 2013
A black outcome like this doesn’t get much brighter, at least at this point in time. Read More

CAA fiscal year is three months too long

Arena and convention center record major surpluses through three quarters.

May 10, 2013
Had the fiscal year closed March 31, members of the Convention and Arena Authority might have been seen dancing down Monroe Avenue. Read More

Area hotels are continuing strong run

Convention center posts its best-ever seven-month fiscal mark.

March 8, 2013
Following on the heels of a record-breaking revenue year of $127 million for hotels in the county last year, Experience Grand Rapids President Doug Small reported the momentum carried over into the first month of the new year. Read More

CAA buildings drew visitors from all states and Canada last year

Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall had strong economic impact.

December 15, 2012
A recent report from the Anderson Economic Group shows that the Convention and Arena Authority is a certified player in the local hospitality industry. Read More