Viaero Event Center

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Full name Viaero Event Center
Location 609 Platte Road
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Opened Fall 2000
Owner Kirk W. Brooks
Former names Kearney Event Center, FirsTier Event Center
Tenants 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 arena features 14 luxury suites and also plays host to concerts, trade shows, conventions and other events.

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 9000 sq ft 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.

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