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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.

111 East Maple
Independence, MO 64050

(816) 325-7111
(866) 657-6338

Sports Event OverviewSports Event Overview

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:

  • Event proposals
  • Pre-planning counseling
  • Site inspections
  • Housing assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Publicity assistance
  • Hospitality table
  • Ambassador welcome
  • Welcome bags including discounts to area attractions

Independence features:

  • More than 1,400 hotel rooms
  • 20 attractions including Truman Library & Truman Home
  • Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Complex & Lake
  • Adventure Oasis Family Water Park
  • 4 golf courses
  • Numerous shopping centers & over 200 restaurants
  • Hospitality table
  • Walking trails & parks
  • Just 15 minutes from KC Chiefs & KC Royals stadiums

Previously hosted events:

  • USSSA Girls Fastpitch World Series
  • Western Division Ultimate Players Championship
  • AAU Super Regional Basketball
  • National Silver Gloves
  • National Amateur Baseball Federation Regionals
  • Kiwanis Regional and American Legion Woodbat
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Cup Stacking Tournaments
  • Missouri Horseshoe Pitchers

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Adair Park Softball Complex
This 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 Shops
180,000 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 Stadium
Tradition-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 Center
This facility features a 25m by 25m indoor swimming pool, two 1m diving boards, heated whirlpool and locker rooms.

Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center
11,000 sq. ft. of multi-functional space, with 200- room hotel in large restaurant district.

Independence Athletic Complex
165 acres, eight soccer fields (two lighted), three lighted softball fields, two lighted baseball fields, five practice football areas (one lighted).

Independence Events Center
All 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, LLC
70,000 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 Building
Built 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 Courses
Independence 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 Facilities
Local and area high school facilities available include Ft. Osage, Truman, William Chrisman, and Van Horn.

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Tourism Dept. Staff

Independence Department of Tourism
112 W. Lexington
Independence, MO 64050
Local: (816) 325-7111
Toll Free: (800) 748-7323
Cori Day
Tourism Director

Olivia Charpie
Office Manager

Amanda J. Wadington
Tourism Sales Manager

Frank Buhro
Volunteer Services Coordinator

Kyle Sadewhite
Tourism Sales Manager

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