If you’re in Wichita for one of the three sessions of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship happening at INTRUST Bank Arena March 15-17, you likely have questions about parking, what to do before you go inside the arena or what is available once you’re inside. We’ve been anticipating your arrival, and your questions, and we’ve put together insider information that will help you get the most of your visit to Wichita.
- Where to park and how to get around in downtown Wichita
Getting around Wichita is easy, though each day of the event the arena will have a different map so be sure to check this information.
- Free Open Practice Day at INTRUST Bank Arena
Open Practice Day is free and open to the public on Wednesday, March 14. It’s your first chance to get a dose of March Madness 2018 – take a look at the arena’s freshly installed NCAA hardwood, see the eight teams selected to play in Wichita take the court for the first time and purchase NCAA merchandise.
- Game and practice schedules
We’ll update this page as soon as the teams are selected and game times are set. Thursday game times will be announced on Sunday, March 11, and Saturday game times will be posted once Thursday’s games are completed.
- What to do inside INTRUST Bank Arena
Since you’ll be spending quite a bit of time inside the building, we’ve created this guide to what to see and do while inside Wichita’s 15,000-seat INTRUST Bank Arena, a state-of-the-art venue that opened in 2010 and is one of 200 arenas managed by SMG.
- Don’t miss Fan Fest in downtown Wichita
Whether you have tickets to the games at INTRUST Bank Arena or not, you won’t want to miss this free, one-day party on the opening day of the games.
- Fan events across Wichita
The list of fan events scheduled March 13-18 continues to grow and we’re keeping tabs. Visit this page for the latest information on where you can find special events ranging from family-friendly food, drink and game fests to pop-up bars and dance parties.
- Six spots to watch sports near Wichita's INTRUST Bank Arena
We know you’ll have time before, after and between sessions and won’t want to miss NCAA games being played around the country. In addition to the Fan Fest, here are some options for where to watch basketball. We’ve also put together this list of Wichita sports bars across the city for days you won’t be in just one area of town.
- Plenty to do on St. Patrick's Day in Wichita
The big games are happening over St. Patrick's Day weekend and there's a lot going on around Wichita to celebrate. Don't miss out on the 12th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Historic Delano District or any of the local festivities.
- Other events happening in Wichita in March
There’s a lot going on in Wichita besides basketball. We’ve put together this list of the month’s big events with a link to our event calendar, the best way to keep up with what’s happening in Wichita!
Attractions, shopping, dining
Don’t miss your opportunity to explore Wichita’s attractions, restaurants and shops. We’ve put together these blog posts and web pages to help inspire your exploration:
Free and nearly free activities within 10 minutes of INTRUST Bank Arena
Five outdoor activities near INTRUST Bank Arena
Six indoor activities near INTRUST Bank Arena
Where to shop when downtown at an INTRUST Bank Arena event
Where to eat when downtown at an INTRUST Bank Arena event
Local breweries and 15 Wichita craft beers you need to try
Have a question that isn’t answered here? Visit our NCAA Men's Basketball welcome page for more information specific to the tournament. Be sure to connect with us on social media where you can find more information and ask questions. We are @VisitWichita on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.