News Columns & Blogs

Merry Christmas, anti-arena folks

It’s unseemly to dredge up the past, but I’m going to anyway.

I was on the front lines Tuesday night of what many of you forecast to be a true horror – traffic after a packed house at Intrust Bank Arena for Wichita State’s 82-79 win over Tulsa.

It’s equally unseemly to tell you, “I told you so,” but I’m going to anyway. It took me a whopping 10 minutes to leave the Eagle parking lot and get through post-game traffic.

Here are the facts: 14,500 people in The Intrust for the game. Gonna be tough to get many more in the building.

And still, less time out of town than it ordinarily takes me to glare someone into letting me back out of my parking space on a football game day at Oklahoma.

Those of you who gleefully forecast that parking and traffic would be a nightmare around the arena were wrong. Period.

But have a Merry Christmas anyway.

  Comments