Wichita Welcomes NCAA Tournament

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March 12, 2018

Wichita Welcomes NCAA Tournament

Wichita welcomes NCAA teams competing in college basketball’s biggest event! March 14 – 17, Rounds 1 & 2 of the National Championship will be held at Intrust Bank Arena in downtown Wichita. If you’re flying in for the games, visit our airline information page. The airport is about a 10-minute drive to downtown. You can also find parking information on Downtown Wichita’s website.

Things to do in Wichita

Whether you want a complete Wichita experience or just want something to do between games, check out these lists of fun activities compiled by Visit Wichita. Visit Old Town, explore a museum, check out a brewery and have fun!

Games Schedule

From Intrust Bank Arena and Visit Wichita.

Open Practice Day – Wednesday, March 14:
Open Practice Day is free and open to the general public. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free commemorative rally towel. Between 11am-2pm, fans who purchase an adult combo meal will receive a free refillable NCAA Souvenir Cup. Fans are permitted and encouraged to come and go throughout the day, but will be required to go through the security process on each re-entry of the arena. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. with practices beginning at 11:00 a.m. and concluding at 6:40 p.m.

11 a.m. – University of Pennsylvania Practice
11:45 a.m. – North Carolina State Practice
12:30 p.m. – University of Kansas Practice
1:15 p.m. – Seton Hall Practice
3:25 p.m. – University of Houston Practice
4:10 p.m. – University of Michigan Practice
4:55 p.m. – San Diego State Practice
5:40 p.m. – University of Montana Practice

Sessions 1 & 2 – Thursday, March 15:
Doors for Session 1 will open at 11:30 a.m.

Session 1

1 p.m. CDT – (16) Penn vs. (1) Kansas
After game 1 – (9) N.C. State vs. (8) Seton Hall

Patrons will be asked to exit INTRUST Bank Arena immediately following the conclusion of Session 1, regardless of if the patron holds a ticket for Session 2, in order to allow for preparations for  Session 2.

Session 2

6:20 p.m. CDT – (11) San Diego State vs. (6) Houston
After game 3 – (14) Montana vs. (3) Michigan

Session 3 – Saturday, March 17:
Doors open at 4:40 p.m.

Game 1 – 6:10 p.m. (8) Seton Hall vs. (1) Kansas

Game 2 immediately following – (6) Houston vs. (3) Michigan 

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