INTRUST BANK ARENA CELEBRATES MAJOR MILESTONE WITH THREE MILLION TICKETS SOLD
(Wichita, Kan.) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena celebrated a major milestone today when it reached three million tickets sold and hosted its three millionth ticketed fan at today’s Wichita State men’s basketball game. Brian Green was surprised at the game with the news that he was the lucky three millionth guest.
INTRUST Bank Arena staff presented Brian Green, and his son Channing Green, with a prize package which included courtside seats to today’s game, a commemorative ticket which was presented to them during an in-game presentation at half-court and a swag bag full of merchandise from both INTRUST Bank Arena and Wichita State.
“We’re thrilled to have reached this significant milestone at the end of what was a historic year for us at INTRUST Bank Arena,” said SMG General Manager, AJ Boleski. “Three million tickets sold is a tremendous accomplishment and a huge testament to the support this community shows our facility. We’re in the business of creating memories, one guest at a time, and are looking forward to creating memories for the next three million fans.”
INTRUST Bank Arena reached its one millionth ticket sold in 2012 at the sold out Jason Aldean concert and its two millionth ticket sold in 2015 at the Florida Georgia Line concert. Since opening in January 2010 with a sold out Brad Paisley concert, INTRUST Bank Arena has hosted many of the nation’s top tours including Garth Brooks, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, George Strait, Pink, Elton John and Billy Joel, Taylor Swift, Eric Church and more. In addition to concerts, the Arena has proven to be a great venue for college athletics hosting the Wichita State University men’s basketball team annually, the NCAA 2011 Women’s Basketball Championship first and second rounds and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship first and second rounds.
Upcoming events at INTRUST Bank Arena include Paw Patrol (Jan. 4-6), WWE SmackDown (Jan. 22), Luke Combs (Feb. 7), Winter Jam (Feb. 8), Jeff Dunham (Feb. 9), Harlem Globetrotters (Feb. 10), Dierks Bentley (March 1), Kelly Clarkson (March 2), Metallica (March 4) and more. For a full list of upcoming events and information on how to purchase tickets, please visit www.intrustbankarena.com
About INTRUST Bank Arena: INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita’s premier entertainment venue, is located in downtown Wichita. The Arena can seat more than 15,000 guests and hosts a variety of events including professional and collegiate sports, concerts, family shows and corporate functions. INTRUST Bank Arena is owned by Sedgwick County Government, and managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development.
About SMG: Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com<http://www.smgworld.com