Independence Center Names GM

Mike Young has been named general manager of the Independence Events Center in Independence, Mo., which is slated to open in the later part of this year.

Young was most recently the assistant GM at Kemper Arena and the American Royal Center, and was the director of event services at Overland Park Convention Center.

The $52.5 million Independence Events Center is expected to have 5,800 fixed seats and anchor a Central Hockey League franchise.