About IEC

Independence Events Center


"Let us amaze you" is the unofficial motto of the Independence Department of Tourism and the goal of the Independence Events Center. This state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility features an intimate arena with 5,800 fixed seats, 25 suites, 2,200 paved parking spaces on site, a first-class grill and community ice facility.

We are committed to providing our guests with the most dynamic and exciting entertainment experience possible. The Independence Events Center hosts more than 100 events each year and welcomes  more than 500,000 visitors annually. The events center is home to the Central Hockey League franchise the Missouri Mavericks and the Major Indoor Soccer League, the Missouri Comets. The events center also host concerts, trade shows, professional sporting events, festivals, and community ceremonies.






Additional Facility Highlights:

  • Community Ice Rink (2nd Sheet of Ice) located within the Events Center

  • 2,400 amps of show power

  • Six (6) 50amp Tour bus shore power access

  • 1/2 House curtain available

  • 150,000lb End stage rigging max load

  • 125,000lb Center stage rigging max load

  • 52' to low steel

  • Full catwalk with fall arrest system

  • Two (2) camera platforms

  • Six (6) Strong Super Troupers 2K Spotlights

  • Four (4) channel Clear Com production intercom system

  • Two (2) 16' x 9' Daktronics video boards with full Video production

  • Two (2) Daktronics scoreboards

  • JBL facility sound system with Audio/Video control room

  • 360 Degree LED ribbon board

  • NBA/NCAA Regulation Connor Basketball court with goals

  • 500 VIP style premium floor seats

  • 2,500 padded floor seats

  • Staging concepts 60’x40’ stage

  • Two (2) 12’x9’ wings and 3’x8’ risers

  • Three (3) Star dressing rooms

  • Four (4) Visiting locker rooms

  • Three (3) Auxiliary offices

  • Premium lounge, club and suite seating

  • Six (6) full service concession stands

  • Seven (7) full service box office windows



NAIA Division I Women's Basketball

The Independence Tourism Department and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) are excited to announce that the Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship is coming home to the Kansas City area. The City of Independence, Mo. will serve as the official host of the 2015 and 2016 national championships, with assistance from William Woods University (Mo.).

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2015 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association Championships

The Independence Tourism Department and the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association Championships (NCRHA) have announced the 16th Annual Championships will be held in Independence, Missouri April 8 - 13, 2015.

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Ringside World Championships Boxing Tournament

Ringside World Championships amateur boxing tournament to bring more than 4,000 boxers, attendees, exhibitors, and industry professionals to the Eastern Jackson County region. Competition draws athletes from around the globe and provides the largest competitive opportunity for amateur boxers in the world. Held over 4 days, Ringside World Championships consists of six rings, seven sessions, 1,500 athlete entries and over 1,000 bouts.

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Premium Seats

Premium Seats

The Best Seats. Period.Experience every event from the best seats in the house. The Independence Events Center offers exclusive Premium Seating options giving you and your guests’ insider access to incomparable service, features and amenities.

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