Viaero Center

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Viaero Center
Former names Kearney Event Center, FirsTier Event Center, Viaero Event Center
Location 609 Platte Road
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Owner Storm Hockey, LLC
Operator Storm Hockey, LLC
Capacity 5,000
Broke ground November 1999
Opened November 18, 2000[3]
Renovated Planned - Date TBD[1]
Expanded Planned - Date TBD[1]
Construction cost $10.5 million
($14.9 million in 2017 dollars[2])
Tri-City Storm (USHL) (2000–present)
Tri-City Diesel (NIFL) (2001–2004)
Nebraska Cranes (USBL) (2005–2006)
Kearney Hawks (MPIF) (2016-present)

The Viaero Center,[4] previously known as the Viaero Event 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 2016 USHL Clark Cup ChampionsTri-City Storm ice hockey, and former teams, the Nebraska Cranes basketball and Tri-City Diesel arena football. Seating capacity for hockey, basketball and arena football is 4,047.

The arena features 20 luxury suites and also plays host to concerts, trade shows, conventions and other events.


  1. ^ a b "Box balconies, weight room, variety of lockers rooms planned at Viaero Center". Kearney Hub. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  3. ^ Dale Miller (November 17, 2000). "Tri-City Arena May Be Worth Wait". The Independent. 
  4. ^ "Now call it the Viaero Center". Kearney Hub. 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 

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Coordinates: 40°39′59″N 99°5′32″W / 40.66639°N 99.09222°W / 40.66639; -99.09222