Viaero Event Center
|Viaero Event Center|
|Full name||Viaero Event Center|
|Former names||Kearney Event Center, FirsTier Event Center|
|Location||609 Platte Road
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
|Broke ground||November 1999|
|Opened||November 18, 2000|
|Renovated||Planned - Date TBD |
|Expanded||Planned - Date TBD |
|Owner||Storm Hockey, LLC|
|Operator||Storm Hockey, LLC|
|Construction cost||$10.5 million
($14.2 million in 2013 dollars)
|Tri-City Storm (USHL) (2000–present)
Tri-City Diesel (NIFL) (2001–2004)
Nebraska Cranes (USBL) (2005–2006)
The Viaero Event Center, previously known as the Kearney Events Center and FirsTier Event Center, is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Kearney, Nebraska. It opened on November 2000 as the Tri-City Arena. It is home to the Tri-City Storm ice hockey, Nebraska Cranes basketball and Tri-City Diesel arena football teams. Seating capacity for hockey, basketball and arena football is 4,047.
The Kearney Hub announced on June 3, 2009 that Kirk Brooks, the new owner of the facility, is drawing up plans to renovate portions of the building and build a 9,000-square-foot (840 m2) addition that would include new locker rooms, a weight room, a workout facility and other amenities. The projected cost of the renovations would be between $1 million and $1.3 million.
- Dale Miller (November 17, 2000). "Tri-City Arena May Be Worth Wait". The Independent.
- "Box balconies, weight room, variety of lockers rooms planned at Viaero Event Center". Kearney Hub. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
- Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2013. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "Now call it the Viaero Event Center". Kearney Hub. 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
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