Sports enthusiasts can choose from an array of competitive sports organizations in Wichita including baseball, hockey, soccer, indoor football and golf events.
Wichita Wind Surge
Wichitans await the opening of the new Riverfront Stadium and a return to baseball being played in Wichita. Like many sports leagues around the world, Minor League Baseball has been shut down indefinitely because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least mid-May, and that remains subject to change as the situation develops.
Riverfront Stadium is being built on the site of the former Lawrence–Dumont Stadium, a minor league ballpark in use from 1934 to 2018. It will have a total seating capacity of 10,025 people with 6,000 in fixed seating in addition to luxury suites and a grass berm in right field.
300 S Sycamore ST,
National Baseball Congress
The NBC originated in Wichita in 1931 and draws pro-quality, non-professional teams from all over the U.S. The National Baseball Congress Tournament will continue to be held at the new Riverfront Stadium ball park. The stadium will also be home to an NBC museum, to be operated by the Wichita Wind Surge.
Wichita State University Sports
The Shocker Handbook
Stories, Stats, and Stuff About Wichita State Sports
by Kirk Seminoff
Guide to Wichita State University Football Team Airplane Crash Collection
The Wichita State University Football Team Airplane Crash Collection contains various documents relating to the airplane crash that took place on October 2, 1970 when members of the WSU football team, staff and friends were killed in the Colorado mountains near Denver. This collection contains newspaper articles, news releases, correspondence, and audio tapes of the Federal Hearing investigating the event and of the Memorial and Dedication Services for those who died in the crash.
The Wichita Thunder are a minor league hockey team, one of six teams in the newly restructured Central Hockey League.
Kansas International Dragway
1/4 Mile Drag Racing at 61st North & Ridge Rd. Maize Ks
Dirt track racing on 3/8 mile oval track.
Sprint, modified plus local divisions.
7700 N. Broadway, 755-1781
Kansas Sports Books
Baseball in Wichita
The art of baseball is evident at Wichita State University’s Eck Stadium. The bronze sculpture, “Put Me in Coach,” overlooks the stadium entry. Behind it a 70-foot mural, the longest of its kind at any university ballpark, depicts WSU’s storied baseball history. The art of baseball has also been evident on Wichita’s playing fields for well over a century. During and after the Civil War, baseball quickly spread across the nation. When Wichita was incorporated in 1870, the town and the game were ready for each other, and Wichita had its first professional nine the following decade. Baseball in Wichita tells the story of local baseball at all levels—amateur, collegiate and pro—in words and images dating from the 19th century to the present day.
Some Popular Sports Links
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Other Wichita Sports
- Wichita Sports Hall of Fame
- Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission
- Wichita Wingmen – Wichita Lacrosse Association
- Kansas Trapshooters Association
- Run Wichita
- Wichita Ski Club
- Wichita Swim Club
- Two Rivers Youth Club Fastpitch Softball
- Greater Wichita YMCA – Eight Convenient Locations
- Emery Park BMX (Bicycle Motorcross) track
Located in Emery Park 1/2 mile east of Hydraulic on MacArthur. Emery Park BMX provides competitive BMX racing for both boys and girls from ages 5 and up. BMX racing is an individual sport and is designed to build self confidence and self esteem in anyone who particpates. Races are organized according to age group and skill levels, so everyone gets the opportunity to compete on a fair and competitive basis. Even beginning riders have the chance to race safely with other new riders.
- All Star Sports Entertainment
Stock-Karts | Bumper Boats | Mini-Golf | Driving Range | Arcade | Climbing Wall | Bowlingo | Lazer Runner | Batting Cages
8333 W. 21st. N, 316-722-7529
All Star Adventures
Electric Kiddie Track | Kiddie Coaster | Clown-A-Round | Swings | Kiddie Copters | Bumper Boats | Mini-Golf | Bumble Bees | Stock-Karts | Rock-O-Plane | Himalaya | Turbo Slide | Paratrooper | Striker | Dragon Coaster | Tilit-A-Whirl | Spider | Carousel | Batting Cages | Fast Pitch | Driving Range | Arcade | Bumper Cars | Bowlingo
1010 N. Webb, 316-682-3700
- Wichita Ice Center
Fun for the whole family! This public ice skating complex includes two rinks (one for skating and one for hockey), complete with pro shop, rental facility, restaurant and bar.
505 W. Maple, 337-9150