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Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

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Address: 19100 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055-6935 (Formerly Independence Events Center)
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+1 816-442-6100
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00

The Silverstein Eye Centers Arena is a mid-size arena located just 20...

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 arena is currently home to two professional sports teams. The Missouri Mavericks, members of the ECHL 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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Excellent Multipurpose Venue

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe R
Independence, Missouri
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Independence, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, basketball games, concerts, and car shows at the arena. There are a number of concession stands and separate beverage and snack stations situated in other areas too. Restrooms are... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there this past weekend for a wrestling tournament. Places clean staff was friendly and the food taste good for the price very satisfied

Thank Kasika D
Independence, Missouri
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking and traveling in and out of this area was very difficult when attending a concert. We expected a small amount of traffic in order to attend a Concert. But the backup of traffic from all directions and the length of time to pay the attendant for parking and then move on the a parking spot was a little extreme.... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This attractive arena is excellent for ice hockey, arena soccer and football and concerts. Parking is free for all sports, but some concerts offer both free and paid parking options. Not a bad seat in the house---and the venue holds about 6000. Good traffic flow and nice staff. An additional ice skating facility is attached. It is our favorite venue... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place is clean. Restrooms clean. Small venue for concerts so really loud. You can park across the small bridge for free.

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Independence, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have gone to several Mavericks hockey games here. It's great that parking is free hope it stays that way

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times for hockey and soccer games. It's a smaller arena, not meant for huge shows. Normally the parking is free (or used to be), but when we went for the Monster Truck show it was $5. That's not a lot, but there is a complimentary parking lot within walking distance. So we opted for that... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We've attended two Mavericks games here (they should probably have their own review page as I believe they also have indoor soccer here and other ice skating events, too). The arena is not all that large and there aren't any bad seats, though the ones in the middle are far superior to the others. The seats are very comfortable with... More 

Thank dskid
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We really enjoy going to the Missouri Mavericks games here a couple time a year. It is a lot of fun with friends or family.

Thank Melissa M
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

My family recently enjoyed attending a KC Comets game here. The location was great. Seats were wonderful. Prices for concessions were reasonable. Fun evening!

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