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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12th, 2018
Battle of the Brackets Announces HOME TO KU ATHLETICS
The official Headquarters of KU during the NCAA Tournament in Wichita.
Battle of the Brackets ICT will be hosting the KU Athletics and will serve the Kansas University’s Athletics as the Official Headquarters of Kansas University during the first two rounds of NCAA tournament in Wichita, Kansas.
This will be hosted on the west side of Intrust Bank Arena and at the Brick & Mortar venue. The Brick & Mortar venue features a massive glass tent outdoors along with indoor seating that is accessorized with over 14 televisions, 2 large LED board televisions, 3 full service bars and outdoor heaters. Our venue is prepared for large and various crowds despite the weather and will host numerous concerts and events that take place between sessions of the NCAA tournament.
To prepare for what is estimated at nearly 2,000 Kansas University students and Alumni, we have also secured an ADDITIONAL 14,000 square foot parking lot to host the LARGEST beer garden that surrounds the Intrust Bank arena. This additional area will have additional seating and video LED wall from our original venue and will also host the following for the KU Athletics;
- Prior to the KU game, the KU pep rally that features the KU cheerleaders, students and alumni of an estimated 2,000 will take place on our premises. – Thursday 3/15/18 09:00 AM.
- KU mascot appearances of both “Big Jay” and “Little Jay”.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2018 (updated 3/11/18)
BATTLE OF THE BRACKETS
Brick + Mortar, Wichita’s Event Venue would like to announce Battle of the Brackets. Battle of the Brackets is a multiple-day event centered around celebrating the excitement of March Basketball in Wichita.
Taking place just feet away from INTRUST Bank Arena, Battle of the brackets will offer over 27,000 square feet of celebration space for you to enjoy live music, your favorite beverage and all of the tournament action on a variety of televisions and video walls.
“When we moved into our current location – just across Emporia from INTRUST Bank Arena, we knew we had the perfect space to host something special during the March tournament.” Said Brandy Zogleman, owner of Event Elements and Brick + Mortar Venue.
With a week full of events, Battle of the Brackets has events for every fan and family.
Sunday, March 11th | 4pm – 10pm – Bracket Watch Party
Gather together with other basketball friends and find out when your team will be playing in the tournament. The party will include a cash bar, delicious bar food, plenty of televisions and video walls and more. Tickets are free and available online at eventsict.com.
Wednesday, March 13th | 11am – 7pm – Tip-Off Party
Battle of the Brackets is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and grab a bite to eat before or after watching your favorite team practice at the INTRUST Bank Arena. Our Skybox will be open, music will be playing, and beer will be cold.
Thursday, March 15th | 11am – 2am – Battle of the Brackets
Starting two hours before the first tip-off, the Battle of the Brackets complex springs to life and becomes the Arena District’s hottest Sports Bar! Ice cold beer and cocktails, delicious pub grub and ample televisions will create the ultimate sports environment. Food will be served all day. Thursday evening, enjoy a dueling pianos evening with Emily Strom and David Damm. Stay late and dance the night away with Wichita’s favorite, DJ Carbon. General Admission tickets are $10 and reserved and VIP seating options are available.
Friday, March 16th | 11am – 2pm – Basketball, Booze & Boots
Catch up on the latest sports television commentary, enjoy a beverage and some pub grub. FREE and open to the public until 5pm. At 6pm, the Battle of the Brackets complex will feature the ultimate Country Music Concert of the tournament. Country’s newcomer BRANDON LAY will be live on stage performing music from his latest album. Lay is the opening act for Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun tour – one of 2018’s most anticipated tours. Local ADAM CAPPS has shared the stage with country greats Billy Currington, The Band Perry and many more. He will be live on stage for a rowdy good time. THE JASON CALLAHAN BAND rounds out the lineup. Their never a dull moment mentality guarantees a good time. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. This concert event is a benefit for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and the Miss. Kansas Organization.
Saturday, March 17th | 8am – 2am – Battle of the Brackets| Irishfest, Watch Party & Afterparty
Start the day off with Irishfest and a benefit pancake feed for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss Kansas Organization. Only $10 for kids and $12 for adults. Then stick around as the Battle of the Brackets complex springs to life and becomes the Arena District’s hottest Sports Bar! Ice cold beer and cocktails, delicious pub grub and ample televisions will create the ultimate sports environment. Food will be served all day. Saturday evening, enjoy a dueling pianos evening with Emily Strom and David Damm. Stay late and dance the night away with Wichita’s favorite, DJ Carbon. General Admission tickets are $10 and reserved and VIP seating options are available.
Brick + Mortar Venue is a locally owned and family operated.
Please contact Brandy Zogleman at 316-440-2829 for all media requests.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2018
STRUCTURED TENT NEWEST ADDITION TO WICHITA’S SKYLINE
Brick+Mortar, Wichita’s Event Venue just erected the next generation of event space in the Wichita market. The addition of a 6,000+ square foot structured tent rounds out their current suite of event spaces in the downtown Wichita Arena district.
Structure tents, also known as glass tents or clear tents provide guests with the feeling of being outside while enjoying the comforts of an indoor space. The “sky box” as it has been named by owner Brandy Zogleman sits directly across Emporia Street from INTRUST Bank Arena and will be home to the Arena District’s hottest sports bar during the upcoming basketball tournament on March 15th and 17th.
“This is such an exciting time for us” shared Brandy Zogleman. “Having a structured tent in our inventory is a goal we have had for several years. When we moved to our current location in 2016, we knew the time and space was right to pull the trigger! Everything came together perfectly to debut the structure during the tournament.”
While the tent will live at the Brick+Mortar venue and will be available for the community to rent on its own or in conjunction with Brick+Mortar’s industrial modern indoor space, it can also be rented and assembled at other locations.
“The great thing about our tent is that it can be assembled in various ways to accommodate the site and size of the group.” said Zogleman.
The newest addition to the skyline can be seen from the Kellogg overpass. Production of the inside of the “the skybox” will begin this week with building of the stage, truss, video walls and over 10 televisions for the tournament. In addition, there will be a 30’ bar, multiple beer stations and 6 firepits. It will be designed for any weather in mind, providing a secure location, regardless of the Kansas weather.
For interview requests, please contact Brandy Zogleman at 316-260-8222.
Brick+Mortar is a unique event venue in the heart of downtown Wichita. A century-old, 24,000 square foot property, Brick+Mortar has been redesigned as a special Wichita event venue, retaining its original character, but updated with modern conveniences. Exposed brick and rafters are beautiful backdrops for any event.
Brick+Mortar, Wichita’s Event Venue
229 Emporia | Wichita, KS 67202