Visit Wichita is welcoming 15 major sporting events to the Wichita, Kansas, area in 2020, with four happening in March.
The March lineup highlights Wichita as a sports city capable of hosting sporting events of all kinds and magnitudes, according to Brian Hargrove, executive director of sports development at Visit Wichita.
NAIA Men's Wresting National Championship
The NAIA Men's Wresting National Championship is March 4-7 at Hartman Arena in the first of a two-year run for the event. Upwards of 250 student-athletes will compete in a 32-man, double-elimination championship bracket at 10 weight classes. Each year, more than 5,000 fans are in attendance to see the two-day event, which culminates in the national championship in each weight class covered live on ESPN3.
State Middle School Basketball Championship
Top middle school teams in the state will meet in Wichita March 6-8 to battle it out for the inaugural Kansas State Middle School Basketball Championship at Wichita Hoops. Boys and girls in grades 3-8 will compete in two championship divisions: school/community and club.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association Toyota National Championship Series
Adult and junior divisions of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association will compete March 12-15 at the 12-court, state of the art Wichita Hoops in the NWBA Toyota National Championship Series. Wichita Hoops has more than 100,000 feet of expansive hardwood basketball courts and comes with other critical amenities, such as built in shot clocks and scoreboards, as well as electronically adjustable rim heights for junior prep division games.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association Intercollegiate Tournament
Following the adult and junior divisions, the National Wheelchair Basketball Association brings the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament to Wichita March 19-21. It will be played at the Heskett Center on the campus of Wichita State University. Wichita scored the collegiate tournament after hosting large scale events for the American Collegiate Society for Adaptive Athletics from 2014 to 2018.
Let Visit Wichita help you plan a successful sports event; our team has resources to help event planners manage any size sporting event. Start by reading our blog post on how Wichita is winning at the game of hosting sports events to learn more about our top-notch sports facilities, central geographic location, easy access via highways and the modern Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, affordable hotels and loads of restaurants and things to do to keep athletes and families entertained between competition.
See the full list of sporting events Visit Wichita is bringing to the city in 2020 on our blog!