Mid-America Center Entertainment District

Mid-America Center

From circuses, rodeos, sporting events, and much more, the Mid-America Center has hosted top names in show business as well as numerous community events with their spacious exhibition and convention spaces. Local shopping, restaurants, exciting casino gaming, a brewery, and 2,674 hotel rooms are all located within three miles making this one of Council Bluffs' top entertainment districts! Check out our list below of upcoming events at the Mid-America Center to check out. 

This list will be continuously updated. 

MAC Entertainment District Upcoming Events:

Nuke-Con Gaming Convention | Mid-America Center
September 22-24 

IMPACT for Women Summit | Mid-America Center
September 26  

Totally Rad Vintage Fest | Mid-America Center
September 30 

Fall Fest | Full Fledged Brewing Co. 
October 7 

Live Music by White Catfish | Full Fledged Brewing Co. 
October 7 

Mystic Fest | Mid-America Center
October 7 - 8 

Callahan Promotions Fall Arts & Craft Show | Mid-America Center
October 14 - 15 

Anime NebrasKon | Mid-America Center
October 20 - 22 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Mid-America Center
November 15 

Council Bluffs Kennel Club Dog Show | Mid-America Center
November 25 - 26 

The Sports Epicenter of Council Bluffs

The Mid-America Center entertainment district is home to several sports facilities that host events from national championships to world team tournaments and local club competitions. These amazing facilities have made Council Bluffs a top sports destination!

Iowa West Field House

Iowa West Field House entrance 

This multi-sports facility opened in early 2017 with more than 100,000-square-feet, sufficient for 12 regulation volleyball courts or eight high school size basketball courts. In addition to its courts, Iowa West Field house hosts futsal, wrestling, gymnastics, and martial arts among other sports for family, league, and tournament play. 

Iowa West Pickleball 

Iowa West Pickleball courts

Iowa West Pickleball is a new indoor six-court facility with reserved courts and open drop-in play sessions. Each session is $5 to reserve for Council Bluffs Area Pickleball club members or $7.50 for non-members. Courts can also be reserved for three hours ($20 for members and $30 for non-members). A schedule for each session is available via the Council Bluffs Area Pickleball Club. Located in the Iowa West Field House, Iowa West Pickleball has a separate, exterior entrance located east of the Field House’s main entrance near the Mid-America Center

Schedule of Events

Iowa West Sports Plex 

Local soccer players at the Iowa West Sports Plex

Operated by the Council Bluffs Soccer Club and named in honor of the lead donor for the project, the Iowa West Sports Plex is a 75,000 square foot indoor turf facility that hosts sports including soccer, baseball, and softball with the potential for flag football, rugby, across, ultimate frisbee, and more! Their concession stands, league play options, Walk Fit walking club, and sports performing training make this a lively and active place for local and visiting athletes. 

Schedule of Events

Council Bluffs Recreation Complex 

Located just minutes away from the Mid-America Center entertainment district, the Council Bluffs Recreation Complex hosts numerous local league teams as well as regional and national tournaments. The facility is home to 10 regulation soccer fields, four football fields, seven softball fields, and three baseball fields. 

Conveniently Located Local Dining Options

Pizza from Big Kel's Pizza & Wings

Looking for a bite to eat after the big game or event? There are great locally-owned, family-friendly restaurants just minutes away! 

For a full list of restaurants in Council Bluffs, visit our restaurant listings

UNforgettable Attractions

Racers on the track at Joe's Indoor Karting

Iowa West Public Art 

Molecule Man by Jonathan Borofsky

Council Bluffs is home to an impressive and outstanding collection of public art that has been created by artists that are known around the world and funded by the Iowa West Foundation through their Iowa West Public Art Initiative. While enjoying the entertainment in the Mid-America Center district, take a walk around and enjoy these UNbelievable pieces of art. 

For more information about the Iowa West Public Art pieces, download the Otocast App! It serves as your personal tour guide to the outstanding public art in Council Bluffs. 

UNcover the Rest of Council Bluffs!

Looking to see what the rest of the city of Council Bluffs has to offer? Check out the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge that connects us to our neighbors in Omaha over the 'Big Mo'. Visit the Historic 100 Block of West Broadway for other great local dining options and nightlife experiences, or shop till you drop at Metro Crossing Shopping Center or the Lake Manawa Power Centre. Use the buttons below to find local attractions, restaurants, and hotels. 

Attractions in Council Bluffs

Restaurants in Council Bluffs

Hotels in Council Bluffs

This post was originally published on March 22, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.