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WICHITA, Kansas – Intrust Bank Arena is still making money despite a small loss in the second quarter.
From April to June, the arena had 15 events and 20 performances.
The arena lost about $47,000.
For the year, the arena still showed a profit of $300,000.
Assistant County Manager Ron Holt told Sedgwick County Commissioners the third and fourth quarters look better with a number of concerts and basketball games scheduled.
Also during the meeting, A.J. Boleski, Intrust Arena General Manager, talked about the arena being named a Venue of Excellence winner.
The criteria for the award includes: service to the community, teambuilding/professional development, safety and security, and operational excellence.
“They give one of these out per all the arenas in the world each year. We were one of them. We were the one this year.”
“It sounds like that at least your peers understand we have a pretty good arena right in the heart of downtown, and the county here was involved in that. I’m pretty proud of that,” said Tim Norton, Sedgwick County Commissioner.
Other arenas competing for the honor were the Verizon Center in Little Rock and the Staples Center in Los Angeles.