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Country star Eric Church to return to Intrust Bank Arena in December

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, July 11, 2014, at 10:31 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, July 11, 2014, at 10:59 a.m.

Country star Eric Church, who drew 11,000 fans to Intrust Bank Arena when he last performed in Wichita in 2012, will return in December, arena officials said Friday morning.

Church, known for hits including “Drink in My Hand” and “Springsteen,” will perform on Dec. 4. Dwight Yoakam and Halestorm will open the show. Tickets will be $79.50, $64.50, $45, $35 and $25 and go on sale at 10 a.m. July 18.

Some tickets will be sold using a paperless ticketing system, which requires fans to buy tickets with a credit card then show up in person with that card and an ID at show time to claim the seats. The system is intended to battle second-party ticket sellers, who often gobble up large numbers of tickets and then re-sell them online, often at higher prices, boxing individual fans out of the best seats.

The paperless tickets will include all seats that are $79.50 and part of the tickets that cost $64.50. Those seats will not be available at Select-a-Seat outlets such as Dillons stores but will be available at the Intrust Bank Arena box office, by calling 316-755-7328 or at www.selectaseat.com.

The rest of the tickets will be sold using the traditional method and will be available at Select-A-Seat outlets as well as online, over the phone or at the arena.

In an effort to discourage camping and ensure fairness, arena officials sell tickets using the system whenever they anticipate a particularly high demand. Under the system, fans can start lining up at the arena box office at 7 a.m. Those who are there at 9 a.m. will be given a ticket with a number. At 9:30 a.m., a random number is drawn. That person becomes first in line, and everyone else lines up behind that person in numerical order.

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