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Basketball

Local universities provide lots of action on the basketball courts. Wichita State University is a Division 1-A team competing in the Missouri Valley Conference. Big 12 action is nearby at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University to the north or Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma to the south.

Baseball

Wichita is home to the Wichita Wingnuts, proud members of the American Association of Professional Baseball. The Wingnuts play their home games at 6,400-seat Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in downtown Wichita. Lawrence-Dumont also hosts the prestigious National Baseball Congress amateur tournament each August.

Wichita State University is home to one of the finest college baseball stadiums in the country, and the Shockers are perennial powers in the Missouri Valley Conference. With one national championship under their belt, you can watch the Shockers make a run for the College World Series each spring.

Football

The Wichita Force of the Champions Indoor Football League play their home games at the INTRUST Bank Arena in downtown Wichita. Additionally, local colleges compete on the gridiron and Big 12 action is just up the road. Fans of the National Football League will enjoy a trip north to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hockey

The Wichita Thunder hockey team competes in the Central Hockey League. Their home ice is in the 15,000-seat Intrust Bank Arena.

Racing

For the racing fans, Wichita features the 81 Speedway where you can catch local or national dirt-track racing.

Section Highlights:
  • Wichita ranked No. 23  for small-business growth among the top 102 metro areas in the United States in 2013.
  • Wichita boasts an average commute time of 18.7 minutes.
  • The median sales price for an existing single-family home in the Wichita metro area was $114,200 in the first quarter of 2014 according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Wichita is home to 40 museums and galleries.