Sprint Center Details
Opened in 2007, the Sprint Center is one of the top destinations for college basketball, in addition to plenty of other marquee events. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the Sprint Center regularly plays host to the Kansas Jayhawks during their non-conference season, and has been the home of the Big 12 basketball tournament, among other important college basketball events over the years since the building opened.
With regards to the Jayhawks, Kansas has played at least one game at the Sprint Center during their non-conference season in every season since 2007. Kansas has won the majority of those games, with their home court advantage in those games being strong due to the arena's proximity to Lawrence, Kansas, where the university is located. The venue is also connected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame, where many Jayhawks are immortalized.
The Big 12 Tournaments held at Sprint Center have been memorable, thanks to the high level of play of perennial college basketball powers including the Jayhawks, along with the likes of Baylor, Oklahoma, and plenty of other Big 12 teams that have made strong runs in the NCAA Tournament.
Sprint Center was also the home of an Arena Football team at one point, when the Kansas City Brigade called the venue home during its existence in the league. Given Kansas City's history of raucous fan support when it comes to football, thanks to their record breaking crowd volume at Chiefs games, this arrangement was a natural fit.
Outside of the world of sports, plenty of noteworthy events in the entertainment world have taken place at Sprint Center. The final episode of WWE's reboot of Extreme Championship Wrestling took place at the Sprint Center, while the venue has also played host to some of music's most legendary artists, including Elton John, Tina Turner, and AC/DC, as well as current artists such as Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, and Demi Lovato.
Where are the best places to sit at Sprint Center?
Naturally, the 100 level seating at Sprint Center has the best views of the action, but fans do not need to pony up for the sections with the lowest numbers to get a good view of college hoops or anything else going on at Sprint Center. With the venue seating around 19,000 depending on the type of event being held there on a given day, there aren't many bad seats in the house, and budget conscious fans will enjoy a solid view from the corner sections in the 200 level.
Sprint Center tips and tricks
It is worth noting that there are three entrances to get into Sprint Center, with one of those entrances being a VIP entrance for fans with tickets that grant them access to the VIP entrance. All other fans can enter through Grand Boulevard or Oak Street, with which entrance you should use depending on what side of the arena your seats are located.
Sprint Center club areas
The Lexmark Founders Club is the one club seating arrangement at Sprint Center, with an array of benefits that set it apart from regular seating. Members get exclusive ticket buying opportunities to every event at Sprint Center, as well as access to food tastings and other members-only events. Founders Club guests also get a private entrance to the venue, reserved parking, and discounts on Sprint Center services.
College Basketball Hall of Fame
The Sprint Center being physically connected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame is something that sets the venue apart from others in the world of sports and entertainment. The ability to make a full day of visiting the venue, looking back at some of the best players in the history of college basketball, before taking in a college basketball game featuring high-level competition makes a day at Sprint Center unlike a day at many arenas.