The Wichita Police Department today will provide an escort for Wichita State University’s National Invitation Tournament championship basketball team. The escort will occur from Mid-Continent Airport to Koch Arena after the team’s scheduled 4 p.m. arrival. The escort is scheduled to leave the airport at approximately 4:45 p.m.
The designated route from the airport to WSU is as follows:
- Depart Mid-Continent Airport, north on Mid-Continent Drive to Kellogg
- Kellogg east to I-135
- I-135 north to 21st Street N.
- 21st Street N. east through Hillside
- South from 21st Street N. into the 1st Koch Arena parking entrance east of Hillside
- To the north arena tunnel door.
Motorists should expect minor traffic delays as the team’s bus passes through the route. Motorists will not be allowed to participate in the escort.
Fans expecting to see the WSU basketball team arrive are encouraged to meet the team at WSU Koch Arena, not Mid-Continent. The team will be arriving on a chartered flight and not going through the airport terminal.