Wichita is a Sports City
From top-ranked collegiate sports to professional organizations, youth sporting events and everything in between, there's no doubt that Wichita is a sports city. With the facilities and support for a variety of sporting events, Wichita makes these events fun for organizers and participants alike.
In 2019, Wichita will welcome athletes, fans, friends and visitors for these major events:
US Bowling Congress Women's Championships - April-June
The USBC Women's Championships is the world's largest annual participatory sporting event for women. The competition is expected to bring more than 16,000 bowlers to Wichita, along with their friends and family, providing a major economic boost to the host community. The championship is expected to generate approximately $7 million in local economic impact.
The Basketball Tournament - July
In its sixth year, The Basketball Tournament (TBT) will bring its summer premier basketball event to Wichita as one of eight regional sites. This $2 million, winner-take-all tournament happens July 25-28, 2019, at Charles Koch Arena. As part of the tournament, The AfterShocks – a team made up of former Wichita State University men’s basketball players - will be playing in Wichita.
Don't miss some of the world's best professional water skiers as they compete in the Wichita's Cup Invitational at Mystic Lakes Ski Club on July 26, 2019. The sport's Midwest Regional Water Ski Championships will be held at the same location July 26-28, 2019, bringing competitors looking to win a spot at nationals. It's the only place you'll see this kind of elite talent in Wichita.
Visit Wichita would like to welcome the International Sports Heritage Association to Wichita bringing its annual conference to our sports city Oct. 23-25, 2019. The group will meet at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame and will hold seminars and round-table discussions to learn about conservation and preservation, licensing and more.
Wichita is one of the regional qualifier host cities for the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Youth Championships. The qualifying event will feature top teams from throughout the region competing for postseason football honors and will take place Nov. 22-24, 2019, at multiple outdoor facilities in Wichita.