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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. GPBraeburn Golf Course
  7. BABrennan Hall
  8. CACAC Theater
  9. CUCampus Credit Union
  10. CSCessna Stadium
  11. KACharles Koch Arena
  12. CDChild Development Center
  13. CHClinton Hall
  14. CTColeman Tennis Complex
  15. CECorbin Education Center
  16. DHDevlin Hall
  17. ERDonald L. Beggs Hall
  18. DCDowntown Center
  19. DADuerksen Fine Arts Center
  20. ESEck Stadium
  21. EHElliott Hall
  22. EBEngineering Building
  23. FCFairmount Towers
  24. FHFiske Hall
  25. GAGaddis Physical Plant Complex
  26. GIGarvey International Center
  27. GEGeology Building
  28. GRGrace Memorial Chapel
  29. GWGrace Wilkie Hall
  30. HTHartman Golf Practice Facility
  31. HGHenrion Hall
  32. HCHeskett Center
  33. HHHubbard Hall
  34. MXHughes Metropolitan Complex
  35. HRHuman Resources Center
  36. JBJabara Hall
  37. JHJardine Hall
  38. LALake Afton Observatory
  39. LHLindquist Hall
  40. MRMarcus Welcome Center
  41. MCMcKinley Hall
  42. MKMcKnight Art Center
  43. MEMedia Resources Center
  44. MHMorrison Hall
  45. ARNational Institute for Aviation Research
  46. NHNeff Hall
  47. BRNinnescah Biological Station
  48. PZPizza Hut
  49. PRPresident's House
  50. PPPrinting Building
  51. RSRhatigan Student Center
  52. RAShocker Hall
  53. SCSouth Campus
  54. ULUlrich Museum
  55. WHWallace Hall
  56. WMWest Campus
  57. WIWiedemann Hall
  58. WLWilkins Stadium
  59. WAWilner Auditorium
  60. WCWoodman Alumni Center
  61. 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