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Silverstein Eye Centers Arena., Independence

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The Silverstein Eye Centers Arena is a mid-size arena located just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City. The venue opened in 2009 and has since become a premier destination for live entertainment and sports.

The venue is currently home to two professional sports teams. The Missouri Mavericks, members of the ECHL (affiliate of the NHL's New York Islanders) and Kansas City's only pro hockey club. Also the Missouri Comets, members of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) and Kansas City's only pro indoor soccer club.

Artists such as Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson, Chris Tomlin, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, Hillsong, The Fray, Chris Young, Lee Brice and many more have performed at the IEC!

Located right next to the arena is the Centerpoint Community Ice Rink. This is one of the finest ice skating facilities in the Midwest offering year-round ice sports training, recreational youth/adult hockey leagues, figure skating, learn-to-skate classes and much more!
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  • Ample parking with parking attendants. No fees. Lots of places to eat nearby. Clean facility and lots of clean restrooms.  more »
  • I have been here for several graduations. It is easy to get into and the seating is stadium style. Easy to get into parking lots with LOTS off handicap parking spaces. While I have not been to one of ...  more »
  • The Independence Events Center/Silverstein Eye Centers Arena is a great place for a concert, sporting event, or other activity that requires seating for about 7000 people. I have attended hockey games...  more »
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  • Super fun time at the Mavericks hockey games. My son was lucky enough to get a puck from one of the players! After the game traffic is well organized and easily navigated. Many options for food and drink all reasonably priced.
  • I went to a comets game it was really fun. Indoor soccer is fast paced and has higher scoring than regular soccer. The tickets are reasonable priced and the stadium is small so all the seats feel close to the field. There are 4 main concession stands and each has a the same basic food options, but they each have a unique item. the concession stands are named: "1849 inc." which has cheeseburgers, "the whistle stop" which has polish sausage, "three trails grill" which has soft pretzels and "the Queen city cafe" which has pizza.
  • Great place to watch the Shriners circus. Clean restrooms, and short vendor lines. Easy parking!
  • Turned us away for a free event that had required donation of the normal price-to be donated for a good cause. False advertising. Wont return.
  • Fantastic minor league arena. Great for hockey as they have installed a classic train horn for goals, not just an arena buzzer (mimicking NHL/Canadian Junior teams). Picture is view from loge/club seating on ends in upper level, suites on sides. Food selection is large, but still pretty generic, with prices a little high for minor league sporting events (comparable to Sprint Center in price).

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