Kansas’ largest city, Wichita, is a must-visit Midwest destination complete with facilities for sports of all kinds, from basketball and softball to ice sports and BMX. When you visit, you’ll see a city energetically supporting its athletic events. Wichita offers big-city amenities, attractions, dining and entertainment options at Midwestern prices with unmatched hospitality and service from the Visit Wichita team. The city has more than 8,000 hotel rooms from luxury to economy and offers a 200,000+-square-foot convention center, 15,000-seat arena and many unique meeting venues and sporting facilities like the Wichita Sports Forum and Wichita Hoops—the largest basketball facility in Kansas.
INTRUST Bank Arena
Wichita’s award-winning INTRUST Bank Arena is conveniently located in the city’s downtown and is not only the new home to Wichita Thunder hockey but also offers a variety of events including professional and collegiate sports, concerts, religious assemblies, family shows, corporate functions and trade shows. According to Pollstar magazine, the arena is in the top 50 of busiest venues in the U.S. based on ticket sales and also hosted 15 of the top 100 tours in 2016.
Total Space 329,850 square feet
Largest Contiguous Space 15,750-16,000 square feet
Meeting Rooms On-Site Yes
Union Facility No
Permanent Seating 15,004 in basketball layout
Ceiling Height 97 ft.
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 6000+
Wichita Hoops became the largest basketball facility in Kansas upon the completion of a recent expansion, which created a total of 12 college-size basketball courts that can be electronically converted into 14 volleyball courts. The added courts make it one of only a few sports facilities in the nation with 12 basketball courts under one roof. In addition to adding six basketball courts and volleyball courts, the expansion also included a mezzanine level with a view of all 12 basketball courts, a new concession area, and an updated coaches’ hospitality area with a designated private entrance and televisions that can live stream all courts simultaneously.
Distance from Downtown 10 miles
Total Space 12 basketball courts
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating No
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 3,000
Carlos Perez, Jr., General Manager