Stormont Vail Events Center (Kansas Expocentre)
One Expocentre Drive
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, 66612
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The Stormont Vail Events Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena built in 1987 in Topeka, Kansas. The 80-acre (320,000 m2) site has a long history of use for activities related to agriculture, farming, exhibitions, education and entertainment.
Landon Arena, named for Kansas' elder statesman, governor Alfred M. Landon (1887–1987) was built 1987. To tie the old buildings to the new facilities, an indoor passageway was constructed between the conference center and exhibit hall.
It hosted the first Expocentre event with nearly 9,000 people attending a Topeka Sizzlers basketball game.
The grand opening of the Kansas Expocentre was on April 17, 1987, with a sold-out concert.
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