Waterman Street renamed in honor of WSU Men's Basketball

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:02:42 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 09 2013 06:22:14 PM CST
Play angry place

Waterman street in downtown Wichita has a new name.

In honor of the Wichita State University men’s basketball game, the city has approved the temporary renaming of Waterman Street to Play Angry Place.

Wichita Vice Mayor Pete Meitzner officially renamed the street Monday afternoon. It will remain in effect for one week.

Wichita State Athletic Director Eric Sexton and a member of the men’s basketball coaching staff, representatives from Sedgwick County, the Arena’s Founding Partners, and SMG attended the renaming event.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Wichita State’s men’s basketball team will play a game at INTRUST Bank Arena, an SMG-managed facility. The Shockers will face the Tennessee Volunteers, Saturday, December 14 and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

The Shockers have enjoyed success in their previous three appearances at INTRUST Bank Arena, defeating The University of Tulsa in 2010, The University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2011 and Southern Miss in 2012. Tennessee defeated the Shockers, 69-60, a year ago in Knoxville, Tenn., in a WSU season that would end with an appearance in the Final Four, its first since 1965.

The game is set to tip-off at 1:00 p.m.; doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 855-755-SEAT, at the INTRUST Bank Arena box office or participating Dillon’s locations.