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Mid America Center

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Operator  Caesars Entertainment
Broke ground  2000
Opened  18 October 2002
Owner  Council Bluffs
Surface  Multi-surface
Capacity  7,000
Phone  +1 712-323-0536
Architecture firm  HNTB
Former names  Mid-America Recreation and Convention Complex (planning/construction)
Location  1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
Construction cost  $75 million ($99.9 million in 2017 dollars)
Address  1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501, USA
General contractor  J. E. Dunn Construction Group
Similar  Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Harrah's Council Bluffs, Ralston Arena, RailsWest Railroad Museum, CenturyLink Center Omaha

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The Mid-America Center is an arena and convention center located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, just five minutes from downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The arena's maximum capacity is about 9,000 for concerts and 6,700 for ice hockey and arena football. The arena continues to provide free parking. Caesars Entertainment began managing the Center in 2012, taking over from SMG.


It was the home of the Iowa Blackhawks of the APFL. From 2002-2009, it hosted the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. From February 19, 2011, to February 2013, it hosted roller derby bouts for the Omaha Rollergirls of the WFTDA.

From rock shows to family shows to USHL hockey to community events, the arena has hosted many top names in the music industry. The convention center has hosted the Omaha Press Club Show, Peel's Salon Shows, OWH Bridal Ideas Shows, River City Hunting & Fishing Expo and Nebraska State Bridge Tournament, which hosts Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

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  • Arena: 30,000 square feet (pillar free), 12 Luxury Suites, 2 Party Rooms.
  • Convention Center: 24,500 square feet (2,280 m2) Exhibition Hall, 120-150 Exhibit Trade Show Booths, 23,000+ square feet of Ballroom/Meeting Space, 90-112 Exhibit Trade Show Booths in Ballroom, 8 Meeting Rooms, 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) in Pre-Function Area.
  • Free Parking: 2,600 open surfaced spaces surrounding the complex
  • References

    Mid-America Center Wikipedia

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