Sports Arena

Home to the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship since 1948.  Undergoing a $29.5 million facility renovation to be completed in spring 2017.

  • New entrance on the south side featuring updated concourse and new concession areas
  • New practice facility on north side featuring three practice courts
  • Various multi-purpose rooms to be utilized for hospitality areas and meeting rooms
  • Updated press box area for media broadcasts
  • Brand new NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame 
  • On-site event parking with 1,118 stalls

Main Event Floor:

22,206 sq. ft.

Fixed seating 5,925

Practice Courts:

Multi-purpose Gym (two courts): 14,820 sf

Multi-purpose Gym (single court): 7,980 sf

 

Four Visitor’s Locker Rooms:

  • 18 lockers each

Two Official’s Locker Rooms
Multi-purpose (hospitalilty room)
Multi-purpose/Meeting room
Multi-purpose/Meeting room
Multi-purpose/Media work room


Fun Valley

Named "Softball Complex of the Year" by both U.S. Specialty Sports Association and Softball Owners and Directors of America, Fun Valley is a premier sports facility.

The complex features seven natural turf fields across 35 acres, as well as sand volleyball courts and children's play areas to entertain little ones during ball games. 

Fun Valley is two miles west of Hutchinson and accommodates seating for 5,000. The complex includes a large concession area, a pro shop, two sand volleyball courts, children's playground equipment, an upper deck mezzanine, and air conditioned sports bar.

New in 2015 was the Central Kansas Baseball League, a competitive baseball league for participants from the ages of 10U through high school.  Divisions are separated by age groups and will include A, AA, & AAA classification. Age divisions will be 10U, 12U, 14U & high school.  In 2015, the CKBL had 24 teams spread throughout 3 leagues.

For more information on Fun Valley Sports Complex, please contact Hutchinson Recreation Commission at (620) 663-6179 or funvalley@hutchrec.com for more information about the field. You can also find out more information at www.funvalleysports.com and on the Fun Valley-Hobart Detter Facebook & Twitter pages.


Gowans Stadium

With the extensive renovations to and modernization of Gowan's Stadium, it is now an outstanding venue for a wide variety of events.

First and foremost it is a football field, home to the Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons and the Hutchinson High School Salt Hawks, seven-time state 6A champions.  In addition to a much needed increase in seating capacity, the $3.5 million project included new entrance gates, public restrooms, locker rooms, and concession areas.
 
Gowan's Stadium also hosts the annual 3A State High School Football Championship game, the NJCAA Salt City Bowl game, and biannual NJCAA National Track & Field Championship.  For more information, call (620)665-3500.
 

Prairie Dunes

World renowed 18 hole links style golf course designed by Perry Maxwell. Professional golfer Tom Watson described Prairie Dunes as “a touch of Scotland in the Land of Oz."

Host location for the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Championship and the 2015 Trusted Choice® Big I National Championship, as well as USGA championships.

Ranked in the top 30 golf courses in the world and top 20 in the U.S. by Golf Magazine, named #13 Best Classic Courses by Golf Week. 


Hobart-Detter Field

Natural turf semi pro baseball field—infield and turf replaced fall 2015. Hosted USSSA wood bat tournaments and various KCAC tournaments. Home to the Hutchinson Monarchs, a Walter Johnson League team; local high school and junior college teams. Fixed seating capacity approx. 500.