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The Grand Rapids Gold will call Van Andel Arena home

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Five-year agreement reached.

When the 6,000 seat DeltaPlex was sold late last year, the Grand Rapids Gold, the NBA G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets, began searching for a new home. After seven seasons operating as the Detroit Pistons’ G League Grand Rapids Drive and Gold, the team explained in a statement, “Our team has been talking to several possible venues, including entertainment officials downtown, regarding a new home for the Gold. Any venue we select must meet specific criteria as laid out by the NBA and NBA G League and, of course, dates must be available too.”

Friday, during the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention and Arena Authority finance committee meeting, team President Steve Jbara announced the team had an agreement with Van Andel Arena for the next five seasons.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.
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