About Us

About Us

The Iowa Events Center is a multi-venue complex owned by Polk County and managed by Global Spectrum, the fastest growing public assembly facility management company in the world.

Iowa Events Center facilities include:

Wells Fargo Arena

Wells Fargo Arena is a 17,000 seat arena that opened July 12, 2005. The arena has been a consistent top 100 concert facility as ranked by Pollstar Magazine, hosts the Iowa High School State Wrestling and Basketball Tournaments annually, and is the home for the NBA D-League’s Iowa Energy, the AHL's Iowa Wild, and the AFL’s Iowa Barnstormers.

Hy-Vee Hall

Opened in the fall of 2004, Hy-Vee Hall is the state’s largest exhibit hall with 100,000 square feet of exhibit space and eight breakout meeting rooms. The exhibit hall is connected to an additional 50,000 square feet of contigious exhibit space in Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.

Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

Opened in January 2012, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center is connected to Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena and boasts: 29 meeting rooms, the state’s largest ballroom at 28,730 square feet, and a tribute to Iowa’s military past, present and future in Memorial Hall. Originally constructed in 1955 as an auditorium before being repurposed into the state-of-the-art facility—artwork and commemorative items are displayed throughout the facility showcasing Iowa artists, paying tribute to past events, and providing a tribute to Iowa’s veterans.

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Event Date  
Heartland Auto Racing Show 11.22.2014 Buy Tickets
Junior League of Des Moines Gift Mart 11.22.2014 Buy Tickets
Iowa Wild vs. Milwaukee AdmiralsFire Creek Grill Food Drive (Food Bank of Iowa), Postgame Skate 11.23.2014 Buy Tickets
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasypresented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt 11.26.2014 Buy Tickets
Festival of Tree and Lights 2014Providing Caring Support to the Blank Children's Hospital 11.26.2014 Buy Tickets
MCC 56: Thanksgiving Throw Down 11.26.2014 Buy Tickets
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