Stadium Arena

Address: 
2500 Turner Avenue NW
City: 
Grand Rapids
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Postal Code: 
49544
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The original building was constructed in 1952. The building had an arched roof design with wooded arch supports instead of steel. The building housed many different tenents including 2 defunct IHL Hockey teams. The Grand Rapids Rockets in the 1950's and the Grand Rapids Owls in the late 70's until 1980. During the 1960's and early 1970's it was home to Alantic Mills Department Store. It was also home for a short time to a Drive-In Theater, Known as the Stadium Drive-In Theater. For most of its life it was located at the corner of Turner Ave and West River Drive. However due to a reconstruction of West River Drive, the parking lot was enlarged and Turner Ave ended at West River Drive. In the mid 1990's the building was sold to the Langlois Family. After the purchase an extensive, ground-up restoration and remodeling regimen followed and the newly christened DeltaPlex opened its doors in 1998.