Van Andel Arena Loses Its Liquor License
Van Andel will be a "dry" arena for four games this season
For many, hockey comes hand in hand with beer (especially in Michigan), but that won't be the case in West Michigan. Thanks to two under-aged hockey fans attending a Grand Rapids Griffins game, we all are paying the price. The young adults, who had vertical IDs, purchased some booze and the venue got busted.
Richard MacKeigan, General Manager for Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place Convention Center, told Mlive that the violation occurred at a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game in March.
Here is the statement that has been released ...
The arena’s license will be suspended for Griffins games on Oct. 23, 25, 26 and 30. No alcoholic beverages will be sold in the arena during those games and no alcohol may be served or consumed in the arena suites or hospitality areas, according to a statement from the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority.
The arena paid the price for the mistake to the tune of $3,800. Of course, that is not to mention the amount of cash the franchise will lose during those 4 games.
What a sad day for Grand Rapids Griffins fans!