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    Oakley Meadows
    (620) 665-3331
    omeadows@hutchrec.com

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Hutchinson Sports Arena

Welcome

Hutch Rec provides sports and wellness programs in the Hutchinson Sports Arena’s community gyms, located in the north end of the facility. The Hutchinson Sports Arena is a city-owned facility and is the community recreation facility for Hutch Rec programs, as well as the sports facility for Hutchinson Community College.

Programs & Activities

  • Wellness Programs
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    Hutch Rec’s community wellness programs are offered throughout the week at the Sports Arena. Follow the Hutchinson Sports Arena Facebook page or call (620) 665-3331 for updates.

    Wellness programs include:

    • Free Community Walking Hours
    • Pickleball Club

     

  • Youth Sports
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    Hutch Rec’s rec and competitive volleyball and basketball programs use the Sports Arena for practices, games, and instructional clinics throughout the year.

    Youth Sports

  • Adult Sports
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    Adult volleyball leagues are played in the Sports Arena throughout the year.

    Adult Sports

    Adult Pickleball League

    Compete against other pickleball enthusiasts with our Co-Rec Doubles Pickleball League. League includes doubleheaders for six weeks each session.

    • Winter Session: Feb. 13-March 13 (Registration Deadline: Jan. 27 in-person; Jan. 29 online)
    • Spring Session: April 3-May 8 (Registration Deadline: March 24 in-person; March 26 online)
    • Games played at the Sports Arena on Monday evenings between 6:30-10:30p
    • 12-game guarantee

    Register Here!

  • Sports Tournaments
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    The Sports Arena’s three community courts provide a great location for sports tournaments, which Hutch Rec hosts throughout the year. These tournaments attract both local and regional participants, enhancing opportunities in sports tourism for Hutchinson and Reno County.

    Sport tournaments include:

    • Heart of America Volleyball (HOA)
    • Kansas Youth Basketball Tournaments (KYBT)
    • Mid-America Youth Basketball (MAYB)
    • Pickle-Palooza Adult Pickleball Tournaments

    Upcoming Sports Tournaments

FAQ's

  • Can the Sports Arena be rented?

    Yes, portions of the Sports Arena can be rented.

    For rental information, please contact the Assistant Athletic Director for HCC, Steve Kappenman at (620) 728-8105.

  • Who operates the Sports Arena?

    The city of Hutchinson owns the Sports Arena, while both Hutch Rec and Hutch Community College use and operate this facility.

     

  • I have a disability. What accommodations do you offer?

    For a full list of our accessibility accommodations, CLICK HERE.

  • How big is the Sports Arena?

    For a full layout of the Sports Arena, click here.

  • What is the history of the Sports Arena?

    The Hutchinson Arena Renovation Project involves the construction and renovation of the Hutchinson Sports Arena, a multi-use, city-owned indoor basketball arena.The 6,500 seat arena was designed and built in the 1950s as a basketball arena, home of the men’s and women’s Blue Dragons basketball teams of Hutchinson Community College. The arena also hosts the annual National Junior College Athletic Association’s men’s basketball tournament, each year drawing thousands of visitors from around the country.The facility is also regularly used by the community for the Dillon Lecture Series, area high school graduations, banquets and other types of sporting activities and community gatherings.

    In 2013, Schaefer, Johnson, Cox & Frey Architects, a Wichita-based firm renowned for designing state-of-the-art public facilities, was hired as the lead architect. SJCF teamed with Denver-based architects, Sink, Combs & Dethlefs, also renowned for their creative designs of sports and entertainment venues. Following an in-depth study that involved stakeholder input, the architectural team developed a conceptual design to renovate existing spaces and construct building additions to expand use of the facility throughout the year with air conditioned comfort. In 2015, the City hired construction contractor JE Dunn as the Construction Manager at Risk.