Independence is the perfect setting for your next sports event. Independence is rich in history, midwestern hospitality and professional service.
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City and 40 minutes from Kansas City International Airport, we offer a central location and a variety of facilities, coupled with great hospitality, service and affordability.
We welcome sports groups of all sizes, ages, and levels of competition. We provide planning assistance, group tour discounts and other services to make your event successful and your experience memorable.
The Independence Tourism Department staff and partners look forward to working with you to ensure a successful event. As a department of the City of Independence, we are your liaison to other City departments.
We are happy to provide the following services:
Previously hosted events:
Adair Park Softball ComplexThis lighted, seven field, girl’s softball complex has two concession stands, five shelters, 40 picnic tables and eight- station batting cages.
Waterfall Park at Bass Pro Shops180,000 sq. ft. store with 30 foot climbing wall, and pistol and archery range. 18-acre stocked lake, 30-acre park and nature trails are owned by the City and Independence Parks and Recreation.
Crysler Baseball StadiumTradition-rich, tournament-ready baseball stadium features seating for 1,100, lighting, full- service concession area, 36’ x 16’ scoreboard and ample adjacent parking.
Henley Aquatics CenterThis facility features a 25m by 25m indoor swimming pool, two 1m diving boards, heated whirlpool and locker rooms.
Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center11,000 sq. ft. of multi-functional space, with 200- room hotel in large restaurant district.
Independence Athletic Complex165 acres, eight soccer fields (two lighted), three lighted softball fields, two lighted baseball fields, five practice football areas (one lighted).
Independence Events CenterAll purpose 131,972-square-foot events center with two ice-sheets or a covered floor, with a 75,000 square foot arena bowl and 5800 fixed seats. Hosts a CHL hockey team and a MISL soccer team.
KC Sports Lodge, LLC70,000 square foot indoor sports facility featuring indoor fields and courts. Perfect for soccer, volleyball and flag football. 5,000 capacity for special events.
Truman Memorial BuildingBuilt in 1926, renovated auditorium/gymnasium provides 4,700 square feet of versatile space perfectly suited for all types of sporting events such as basketball, volleyball, boxing, wrestling, and table tennis.
Area Golf CoursesIndependence is home to three championship golf courses including Drumm Farm, Winterstone and the recently opened Stone Canyon Golf Club by Greg Norman Golf Course Design.
Area High School FacilitiesLocal and area high school facilities available include Ft. Osage, Truman, William Chrisman, and Van Horn.
NOTE: Fields Marked with * (asterisk) are Required!
City of Independence Department of Tourism