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InTrust Bank Arena Spotlight Installation Photos

November 12, 2009 - Wichita, Kansas

InTrust Bank Arena

InTrust Bank Arena - Wichita, Kansas

As mentioned in a recent press release, Blue Planet Lighting won the contract on providing and installing 10 Lycian Followspots for the new InTrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.

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A mixture of Lycian 1290 XLT and 1295 ELT followspots were specified and installed in the new arena.  This is the largest installation of the recently released Lycian 1295 Spotlight to date.

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Blue Planet provided spotlights, lamps and installation of the new gear into the arena catwalk.

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The InTrust Bank Arena is a modern, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue, perfect for concerts and conventions alike. Located in the heart of downtown Wichita with trendy restaurants, shops and eclectic entertainment options nearby, the INTRUST Bank Arena is the premier arena in the Midwest.

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The arena features 22 suites, 300 premium seats with a total 15,000-seat capacity and will boast top notch sporting events and entertainment with the industry's best acoustics and sound system.

Lycian Spotlight Installation at InTrust Bank Arena   Lycian Spotlight Installation at InTrust Bank Arena

InTrust Arena will officially open on January 9th with a Brad Paisley concert, however a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 2nd.

Lycian Spotlight Installation at InTrust Bank Arena  Lycian Spotlight Installation at InTrust Bank Arena

Blue Planet Lighting will also be provided a training class on-site at the arena in the coming weeks covering lamp replacement and optimization as well as spotlight operation features.

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Interesting Facts - InTrust Bank Arena

  • There will be a total of 26,000 cubic yards of concrete poured.  This could pave a 4 foot wide and 4 inch thick sidewalk from Wichita to Lawrence.  

  • The ice floor will be 202 feet long; 87 feet wide and 8 inches thick.

  • There will be 275 total public toilets: 143 for women, 126 for men and 6 family toilets.

  • There are more than 1,000 pieces of equipment that will be used for food storage and preparation in the INTRUST Bank Arena.

  • The wires used throughout the INTRUST Bank Arena are the same length as the distance from Wichita to Omaha, NE.

  • Telephone, data and fiber cables used for the Arena could reach from Wichita to El Dorado, and back again.

  • The structural steel and rebar used in the INTRUST Bank Arena weighs as much as 1,292 elephants or 3,130 hippos!

  • The tallest portion of the building is the spire on the south end. The top reaches 160 feet above the ground. The roof's highest point is the north end which is 99 feet above ground.

  • There are 150-200 people working on the site.

  • There are 5 cranes on site.

For more information on this story, contact Blue Planet at 417-332-1313 or email them at: info@blueplanetlighting.com

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