2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Wichita, Kansas

By Sponsored Content, May 14, 2018

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

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.

Intrust Bank Arena

Quick Facts
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.
Column-Free Yes
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 6000+

AJ Boleski, General Manager

Wichita Hoops Basketball

Wichita Hoops

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.

Wichita Hoops

Quick Facts
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

Destination Facts

Downtown Hotel Rooms 1,300+
Surrounding Area Hotel Rooms 8,000+
Restaurants 1,000+
Sports Venues 71
Largest Indoor Venue INTRUST Bank Arena
Largest Outdoor Venue Stryker Soccer Complex
Closest Airport Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Recently Hosted

> US Figure Skating Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships
> Mid America Youth Basketball, Exposure Tournaments
> NJCAA Volleyball Tournament

What’s New

> Stryker soccer complex reconstruction project to increase its capacity for soccer and other field sports including football, rugby and lacrosse. The complex plans to reopen later this year.
> Tru Hotel by Hilton plans to open in the fall with 98 rooms, a fitness center, free breakfast and Wi-Fi and flexible meeting space.
> Field Station Dinosaurs educational amusement park, set to open Memorial Day Weekend.

Key Indoor Venues

INTRUST Bank Arena
Wichita Hoops
Wichita Sports Forum

Key Outdoor Venues

Stryker Soccer Complex
Cessna Stadium
South Lakes Softball & Soccer Complex


Moji Rosson, Vice President of Sales