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  1. ALAblah Library
  2. DBAdvanced Education in General Dentistry
  3. AHAhlberg Hall
  4. BHBlake Hall
  5. BLBombardier Learjet Practice Facility
  6. BABrennan Hall
  7. CACAC Theater
  8. CUCampus Credit Union
  9. CSCessna Stadium
  10. KACharles Koch Arena
  11. CDChild Development Center
  12. CHClinton Hall
  13. CTColeman Tennis Complex
  14. CECorbin Education Center
  15. DHDevlin Hall
  16. ERDonald L. Beggs Hall
  17. DCDowntown Center
  18. DADuerksen Fine Arts Center
  19. ESEck Stadium
  20. EHElliott Hall
  21. EBEngineering Building
  22. FCFairmount Towers
  23. FHFiske Hall
  24. GAGaddis Physical Plant Complex
  25. GIGarvey International Center
  26. GEGeology Building
  27. GRGrace Memorial Chapel
  28. GWGrace Wilkie Hall
  29. HTHartman Golf Practice Facility
  30. HGHenrion Hall
  31. HCHeskett Center
  32. HHHubbard Hall
  33. MXHughes Metropolitan Complex
  34. HRHuman Resources Center
  35. JBJabara Hall
  36. JHJardine Hall
  37. LALake Afton Observatory
  38. LHLindquist Hall
  39. MRMarcus Welcome Center
  40. MCMcKinley Hall
  41. MKMcKnight Art Center
  42. MEMedia Resources Center
  43. MHMorrison Hall
  44. ARNational Institute for Aviation Research
  45. NHNeff Hall
  46. BRNinnescah Biological Station
  47. PZPizza Hut
  48. PRPresident's House
  49. PPPrinting Building
  50. RSRhatigan Student Center
  51. RAShocker Hall
  52. SCSouth Campus
  53. ULUlrich Museum
  54. WHWallace Hall
  55. WMWest Campus
  56. WIWiedemann Hall
  57. WLWilkins Stadium
  58. WAWilner Auditorium
  59. WCWoodman Alumni Center
  60. PBWSU Police Department

Charles Koch Arena

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The 2003-04 sport season was the inaugural season of Charles Koch Arena -- the 10,500-seat arena which serves as the home venue for Wichita State basketball and volleyball competition.

For 47 years prior the building was home to men’s basketball games, and for 19 seasons it was home to volleyball before a $25 million ”Roundhouse Renaissance” renovation campaign began in March 2002.

Constructed in 1955 at a cost of $1.4 million, the arena was considered futuristic because of its circular design. It was also regarded as a premier facility for spectators because of its excellent sight lines and the close proximity of fans to the court, and is recognized around the Missouri Valley Conference and the nation for the homecourt advantage that boisterous WSU fans provide the Shockers. During the past 50 seasons, WSU men's basketball teams have posted a .700-plus home winning percentage in the building.

Originally known as the Roundhouse, the arena was rededicated Jan. 17, 1969, in honor of the late Henry Levitt, a civic leader in Wichita and a noted friend and supporter of Wichita State. The arena received a major facelift in the summer of 1987, including installation of a new lighting system, painting of the arena interior, refinishing of all bleachers, installation of new goals with mounted shot clocks, and refinishing and painting of the court. A year later the concourse received a new look, which included repainting, new banners, and new signage.

The Roundhouse Renaissance campaign kicked off in 2002 with initial pledges totaling nearly $13 million, including a $6 million gift from Koch Industries Inc. in honor of Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles Koch. The lead gift represented the largest single gift in the history of the company, as well as the largest single gift received by the University. The subsequent renovation created the Henry Levitt Athletic Complex, which includes the Charles Koch Arena and Devlin Court, the Taylor Concourse, the Preferred Health Systems Multi Purpose Center, Geist Student Services Building, the Downing Academic Learning Center and the Via Christi Sports Medicine Complex.


Year Built: 1956

Additions: 1966, 1967, 1977, 1980, 2002

Renovation: 2003

Size: 32,241 square feet

What's Inside:

Intercollegiate Athletics

Shocker Men's Basketball

Shocker Women's Basketball

Shocker Women's Volleyball

Preferred Health Systems Multi Purpose Center

Geist Student Services Building

Downing Academic Learning Center

Via Christi Sports Medicine Complex

Strength and Conditioning Center