Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

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Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Former names Independence Events Center (2009–15)
Location 19100 East Valley Parkway
Independence, Missouri
Owner City of Independence
Operator Global Spectrum
Capacity Ice hockey: 5,800 fixed seats
Up to 7,000 seats for concerts and special events
Broke ground September 17, 2008[1]
Opened November 7, 2009[1]
Construction cost $60 million[1]
($67 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect Sink Combs Dethlefs
Project manager Benham Construction[1]
Structural engineer Martin/Martin, Inc.
General contractor J.E. Dunn Construction Group[3]
Kansas City Mavericks (ECHL) (2009–present)
Kansas City Comets (MASL) (2010–present)
Kansas City Phantoms (CIF) (2017–)

The Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (formerly the Independence Events Center)[4] is a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Independence, Missouri, United States. It was opened in November 2009. It currently hosts the home games of the Kansas City Mavericks in the ECHL and the Kansas City Comets of the Major Arena Soccer League. The center will host more than 100 events every year, with a very large spectrum of its events including: trade shows, professional sporting events, festivals, community events, concerts and its primary tenant, Independence Pro Hockey.[5]

The Center which is owned by the city of Independence is just southeast of the Interstate 70/Interstate 470 interchange. The privately owned Independence Center shopping center is just north of it across Interstate 70.


  • Community Ice Rink (2nd Sheet of Ice) located within the Events Center
  • 2 16' x 9' Daktronics video boards with full Video production
  • 2 Daktronics scoreboards
  • 360° LED ribbon board
  • 500 VIP style club seats
  • 4 Visiting locker rooms
  • 25 luxury suites
  • 6 full service concession stands
  • 7 full service box office windows

The Arena has hosted many artists including Ariana Grande (who kicked off her major world tour here), Bruno Mars, Alan Jackson and many more.


  1. ^ a b c d Manahan, Theresa (April 19, 2009). "Minor League Arenas". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ Independence Events Center - Portfolio - JE Dunn Construction
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  5. ^ About Us - Independence Events Center

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Coordinates: 39°02′21″N 94°21′27″W / 39.039128°N 94.357560°W / 39.039128; -94.357560