The Military Basketball Association (MBA) recently announced that their 2023 MBA Playoffs and 2023 MBA Hall of Fame will be held in Wichita, Kansas, May 26-28, 2023.
In an announcement on their website, the association says they are extremely proud to be working with Visit Wichita for this event, which will welcome military athletes and veterans to the city.
“Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, is the heart of sports in the state,” said Josh Howell, vice president of sports development at Visit Wichita. “Sports thrive here. Plus, the city radiates friendliness and ingenuity as the Air Capital of the World. We’re beyond excited to welcome the Military Basketball Association to the ‘Heart of the Country’ and host the incredible athletes and veterans who will be competing in this year’s events.”
The majority of games will be played at Wichita Hoops and will feature six courts for pool play. The Adaptive Sports Wheel Chair Tournament and the High School Skills event will also take place at Wichita Hoops. The championship games for the MBA Eastern and Western Conference Finals and MBA Championship Game will be played at Charles Koch Arena, home of the Wichita State Shockers.
“The MBA and its leadership are excited to bring this event to Wichita and look forward to supporting ‘Resiliency and Spiritual Fitness’ for all. We thank Visit Wichita for the initial tour and logistical planning activities necessary to make this happen,” said Mike Meyers, MBA Commissioner. "The MBA is returning to its initial roots in the state of Kansas in the city of Wichita with a fantastically planned event. We want to thank Jessica Viramontez and her teammates at Visit Wichita for an incredibly organized tour of the facilities and the city.”
Jason Lafasciano, the conference commissioner said, "I am happy to see a military basketball event returning to Wichita."
About Visit Wichita
Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by president and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2021 travel and tourism contributed nearly $1.1 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area.