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Address: 19100 East Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055
Phone Number: 816.795.7577
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice facility, concession prices are ridiculous!

Nice facility and so nice that there are not parking charges. Love that Independence has something for sporting events, etc., that the whole family can enjoy. Would like to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Independence, Missouri
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Independence, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Nice facility and so nice that there are not parking charges. Love that Independence has something for sporting events, etc., that the whole family can enjoy. Would like to see concessions brought down to a more sensible cost, I will guarantee you that more profit will be made. Most families will not pay those kind of prices. Thanks for offering... More 

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Havre, Montana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Like the Arena in general. LIke the seats very much. Disliked the slit between the seating in the first 3 or 4 rows, as we lost two expensive program booklets down that slot. Disliked the temperature in the arena as it is build on a hockey rink and was very cold. Liked the tv screens, the scoreboards and info which... More 

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Missouri
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a smaller arena with good views, but the air is on and it blows down on the crowd. I wore several layers and covered my neck and head to stay warm. The seats are way too small for many people.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a great little venue for a variety of events. The Maverick's, our local CHA hockey team use this as their home ice. The seating is all "close to the glass" and there's not a bad seat in the place. It's also a good place for concerts. The arena is smaller and more intimate the the gigantic stadiums and... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

There is not a bad seat in the house. Love the energy from such a small venue. Truly enjoy going to this place for events.

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Gladstone, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Not a bad seat in the house!! All cushioned chairs with great sight lines for the action. Concessions are reasonably priced, just like the tickets. Parking is free. Always a great time with fun give-a-ways and lots of laughs. Oh and did I mention it was HOCKEY!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

The ice rink at the event center is one of our favorite family activities. We love to skate during their public ice skate times. It is just as fun as ice terrace but much less crowded. It is indoors so we can skate year round. We did a birthday party here in June that was a blast.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Tickets to acts who perform there are no less than what you pay at Sprint Center but there is where the similarities stop. Even the best seats have no cup rests and if you have the misfortune to be setting behind a row full of Heavyweights the seats in the row in front of your may be in your lap.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My sons play there; a great organization with excellent coaches. Excellent fan facilities. Would benefit from better team locker facilities.

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Independence, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The IEC is the perfect size for events. I am a season ticket holder at the Missouri Mavericks' hockey games and there is not a bad seat in the house and the prices are very affordable, especially on the ends. The games are all so fun and the sound system is great! I have been to a few other events... More 

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