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Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs

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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 to 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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  • Attended the Van Gogh Immersive Experience at the Mid American Center, tickets are expensive ($50 each) but it was a very cool experience. 
    Attended the Van Gogh Immersive Experience at the Mid American Center, tickets are expensive ($50 each) but it was a very cool experience.  more »
  • The Center was great. The lighting was very good and there was plenty of room in the big room where we played. 
    The Center was great. The lighting was very good and there was plenty of room in the big room where we played.  more »
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  • Mi America center was fun today. We decided to go to brick days which is a Lego convention of sorts. There was plenty to do and plenty to see for all ages. There are plenty of exhibits which were elaborate and amazing. There was also plenty of activities for all the children like myself and other adults I couldn’t resist. There were several vendors selling all kinds of Lego sets Lego memorabilia Lego accessories and then some. If there was something that you were needing or wanting from Lego most likely you could find it here. The best part was that everybody was having fun and there were something there for everybody. My favorite we’re all the Star Wars exhibits. My second favor we’re all the Star Wars Lego characters that were available. I couldn’t believe some of the figures I saw that I had no idea were made into Lego characters. I talk to some other exhibit traders and they were very knowledgeable and dedicated and the conversation was fun. I had talk to everyone for putting this convention together.
  • This is a great facility! Love seeing Trans-Siberian Orchestra here every year! The staff is friendly and it's a nice place. The only complaint that I have is the seats we sat in, the chairs were a bit "broken". It was like once you sat down, something inside the plastic seat of the chair collapsed a bit. Other than that, no issues!

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