Intrust Bank Arena

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Intrust Bank Arena
InTrust Bank Arena.jpg
Location 500 East Waterman Street
Wichita, Kansas 67202 USA
Coordinates 37°40′59″N 97°19′53″W / 37.68306°N 97.33139°W / 37.68306; -97.33139Coordinates: 37°40′59″N 97°19′53″W / 37.68306°N 97.33139°W / 37.68306; -97.33139
Owner Sedgwick County
Operator SMG
Capacity Concerts:
15,750 (center stage)
10,100 (end stage)
Basketball: 15,004
Ice Hockey: 13,450
Field size 32,000 sq ft
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground December 4, 2007
Opened January 2, 2010
Construction cost $205,500,000
($226 million in 2017 dollars[1])
Architect Arena Design Consortium (Populous, WDM Architects, Gossen Livingston Architects, McCluggage Van Sickle & Perry)[2]
Project manager DIO Facilities Project Services[3]
Structural engineer Walter P Moore[4]
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.[5]
General contractor Hunt/Dondlinger[2]
Main contractors Martin Event Services, Inc. (Security)
Wichita Thunder (ECHL) (2010–present)
Wichita Force (CIF) (2015–present)

Intrust Bank Arena (known as Sedgwick County Arena during early planning stages) is a 15,004-seat multi-purpose arena, located in downtown Wichita, Kansas, United States. The arena features 22 suites, 2 party suites, and over 300 premium seats. It is home to the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL and the Wichita Force of the CIF.

It is the second largest indoor arena in the state of Kansas, behind Allen Fieldhouse, which seats 16,300. Nearby arenas in neighboring states seat 17,839 (Tulsa), 18,203 (Oklahoma City), and 18,972 (Kansas City, Missouri).


On November 9, 2004, Sedgwick County voters approved the downtown arena at a projected construction cost of $183,625,241[6] by a 52-48% margin.

On April 4, 2005, Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed the Intrust Bank Arena tax bill authorizing Sedgwick County to collect a 1% sales tax beginning July 1, 2005 for 30 months.

On January 10, 2008, Sedgwick County announced it had reached a 25-year, $8.75 million naming rights deal with Intrust Bank, which complements a 20-year, $3 million deal with Cessna Aircraft Company to name an adjacent outdoor plaza, and a concourse area deal with Spirit AeroSystems. The City of Wichita placed a bid to host the first two rounds of the 2011, 2012 or 2013 men's NCAA Division I basketball tournament. However, there wasn't enough seating, nor any nearby hotels, so the arena was passed over.

It was announced on March 9, 2010 that the Intrust Bank Arena was voted the 'Best Arena' and 'Best Locker Rooms' and also voted third in the 'Best Press Box' category in the Central Hockey League's annual 'Best of the Best' poll.[7]

The Intrust Bank Arena cracked Pollstar's Top 50 Arena Venues for ticket sales during the first quarter of 2010. Intrust Bank Arena ranked 22nd in the United States and 45th worldwide.[8]

In 2010, net profit was $2,010,736[9] with depreciation of $4.4 million.[10] In 2011, net profit was $389,659.[11] In 2012, net profit was $703,000.[12] The Arena will host the 2018 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament 1st and 2nd round games




NBA preseason games[edit]

Bull riding[edit]

  • May 7–8, 2010 – PBR Built Ford Tough Series: Wichita Invitational
  • September 23–24, 2011 – PBR Built Ford Tough Series: DEWALT Guaranteed Tough Invitational


  • April 27, 2013 – VFC Fight Night: Wichita 1 Marcio Navarro vs Jake Lindsey




  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Manahan, Theresa (April 19, 2009). "Minor League Arenas". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Facts & Details" (PDF). Sedgwick County. October 2009. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ Intrust Bank Arena –
  5. ^ "Sedgwick County Arena". Reed Construction Data. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Weeks, Bob (May 23, 2007). "Testimony Supporting an Arena Re-Vote". Voice For Liberty in Wichita. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Arena, Fans Top 2010 Best of the Best Poll". Wichita Thunder. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Intrust Bank Arena ranks in top 50 world ticket sales". Intrust Bank Arena. Retrieved April 16, 2010. 
  9. ^ Behlmann, Emily (February 9, 2011). "'Wonderful Outcome' as Intrust Bank Arena Nets $2M in 2010". Wichita Business Journal. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2010 Sedgwick County Comprehensive Annual Report" (PDF). Sedgwick County Department of Finance. December 31, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ Gruver, Deb (March 26, 2012). "Intrust Bank Arena nets $390,000 in second year". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ Behlmann, Emily (February 15, 2013). "Sedgwick County Expects $253K Payment from Intrust Bank Arena for 2012". Wichita Business Journal. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Wichita State Shockers – Recap". ESPN. December 21, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
  14. ^ "West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas State Wildcats – Recap". ESPN. December 8, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Wichita to host NCAA tournament games in 2018". 

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Preceded by
Britt Brown Arena
Home of the
Wichita Thunder

Succeeded by