With a lot of planning, sweat and dreams, Hy-Vee Arena became a reality.  The $39 million-dollar investment brought new life to the former Kemper Arena site; transforming the single level arena into a multi-level, multi- functional complex.  Installation of a second floor created over 82,000 square feet of column-free event space in the way of 12 basketball courts, which are striped for volleyball, futsal and pickleball.

Sports agility, fitness, health care services, retail, entertainment and dining services surround the two hardwood court floors. Above the upper level courts is one of the largest indoor practice tracks at 350m.  We are revolutionizing the approach to sports and fitness

In addition to being a training and tournament complex, Hy-Vee Arena can host a wide variety of events ranging from fashion shows, speaking engagements, graduations, team building, and a host of corporate and social events.

Meet the Staff

Casey Bligh

Marketing Director

(816) 200-2070

Chris Coffin

Event Operations Manager

(913) 674-9648

Woody Carter

Sales Manager

((913) 674-9788

Jeff Foster

Senior Director of Business Development

(816) 885-7434

Tammy Headrick


(816) 616-8892

Devin Hinnant

Program Manager

(816) 336-9696

Julia Nigro

Fitness & Membership Director
Personal Trainer

(816) 217-4243

Tammy Schrader

Event Services Manager

(402) 744-0759

Chad Tower

Senior Sales Manager

(913) 909-3187


What are the hours of operation?
7:00 am – 11 pm daily (except for holidays).  We may close early or open late during inclement weather with no advanced notice.

Do you charge for parking?
Hy-Vee Arena does not charge for parking.  The city may decide to charge, which sometimes happens.  They usually notify us at least 24 hours in advance.

Where is Parking available?
We have 2 parking lots onsite; one is located on the north, and the other is located on the east side of the building.

How do we enter the arena?
Enter on the east side of the building.  There is a courtesy counter and stairs on either side going up to the second level where you can access the courts.

What type of payment do you take?
We take both cash and cards.  Most of the restaurants and retail shops inside also take both forms of payment.

Can we bring outside food into the arena?
No outside food or drink allowed into the arena.  We have food and beverage businesses that are open daily and/or during larger events including Opera House Coffee, All American Diner, Power Play Pizza, Blind Box BBQ, The Smoothie Shop, Longboards, and The Bottoms Up Bar.

Will you be playing the Chiefs or Royals games?
We have 107 digital TV’s throughout the arena for way finding and advertising.

How many TV’s do you have in the bar?
We have over a dozen TV’s surrounding the entire bar area.

Who decides the ticket prices?
The organization that holds the event at the arena determines the ticket prices.  The organization, and on occasion, arena staff will run the box office.

How long is your track?
350M Mondo Track

Where are the courts located?
We have 2 levels of courts. Courts 1-4 are on the lower level and and Courts 5-12 are on the upper level of the arena.

Where are the court numbers?
The court numbers are listed on our digital TV’s as well as on the railings surrounding the upper courts.

What type of seating do you have?
We have stadium seating in the arena on the lower and upper level courts.

Do you have showers?
We have Showers onsite with Locker Rooms.  Items may not be in lockers overnight.  Please bring your own lock.

When we rent a court or attend open play is equipment included?
EQUIPMENT IS NOT INCLUDED but can be rented. Volleyball, Futsal, Basketball & Pickleball Nets are available upon advanced request.

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