Wichita State University's two-year "Roundhouse Renaissance" campaign is complete, and came to fruition Dec. 20, 2003 as WSU dedicated Charles Koch Arena in front of a sold out crowd (10,512) at halftime of its men’s basketball game against rival Tulsa.
"Roundhouse Renaissance is the most significant administrative event in the history of our program," said Jim Schaus, Wichita State Director of Athletics. "It has changed the face of our program forever. Every aspect of athletic department has changed overnight, from recruiting, attendance at events and fund raising, to fan enthusiasm and staff morale.
"It has been a major factor in elevating our program to another level. It has changed the way we think about ourselves and the way others perceive us. It is wonderful to have new buildings, but it still comes down to people, and how these facilities are changing the lives of our student-athletes, fans from around the region, our entire campus, staff and so many others."
Directions to Wichita State and Charles Koch Arena
From North on Interstate 35
From Interstate 35: Take the Andover (Wichita State) Exit and head west on 21st Street. Drive 10 miles into Wichita. You will drive past a main street called Rock Rd. This street has a lot of shopping and places to eat. Continue on 21st Street. When you pass Oliver you will be begin driving past the campus starting with the golf course on your left side. turn left on Hillside and turn left again into the parking lot at Charles Koch Arena. Park near the southside entrance by the ticket office.
Resident Campers will continue on 21st Street and turn right on Hillside. You will go past Fairmount Tours and turn left on 22nd Street and left again into the Fairmount Tower parking lot.
From North: Interstate 135
Take Interstate 135 South to 21st Street and go east (turn left). Take 21st Street to Hillside Street. Charles Koch Arena is on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside.
Take Interstate 135 North to 21st Street and go east (exit right). Take 21st Street to Hillside Street. Charles Koch Arena is on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside.
From East on Kellogg/HWY 54
Make a right at Rock Road and take Rock Road to 21st Street. Make a left at 21st Street (going west) and Charles Koch Arena is at 21st and Hillside.
From West (and Wichita Mid-Continent Airport)
From the airport, take Airport Road north to Kellogg (U.S. Highway 54). Take Kellogg east (past downtown) to Interstate 135 North to 21st Street and go east (exit right). Take 21st Street to Hillside Street. Charles Koch Arena is on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside.