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Kansas Coliseum was a complex, in the Wichita, Kansas suburb of Valley Center, that hosted sporting events, concerts and shows.It consists of four pavilions, one RV park and the 9,686-seat Britt Brown Arena, named for Harry Britton (Britt) Brown Jr., of Wichita, the former owner of The Wichita Eagle newspaper. Arena capacity can be configured for up to 12,200 people.It was opened in 1977. Two brass plaques (one located on the lower level, by the box office windows and the other up on the main concourse) read:"Dedicated September 1978, for the promotion of agricultural educational and cultural benefits, in behalf of the people of the world, by the citizens of Sedgwick County, the board of the county commissioners, the Kansas state park and resources authority, the economic development administration and the ozark regional commission of the United States Department of Commerce and the Kansas Coliseum Corporation."It hosted NCAA Men's Basketball tournament first and second round games in 1981 and 1994. The Wichita State University basketball teams played the 2002-03 season there while the Shockers' on-campus home, Charles Koch Arena, was undergoing major renovations.It was the home of the now-defunct Wichita Wings indoor soccer team, who played in the MISL and NPSL between 1979 and 2001. The Kansas Coliseum was the home venue for the Wichita Stealth, Wichita Aviators, and Wichita Wild indoor/arena football teams between 2001-2008. It also was home to the Wichita Thunder ice hockey team that played in the Coliseum from 1992 to 2010. The Wichita Thunder now plays in the INTRUST Bank Arena in downtown Wichita, Kansas.
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