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Paisley opens Intrust Bank Arena with a bang

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Superstar Brad Paisley’s concert helped open a sold-out Intrust Bank Arena with a minimum of problems.

There was a lot of grumbling when Sedgwick County officials decided to go ahead with the construction of a new downtown Wichita arena: there wouldn’t be enough parking, folks would avoid downtown, etc.

Those fears were somewhat dissipated last night during the inaugural big event at Intrust Bank Arena , with singer Brad Paisley wowing a fill house. Despite the bad weather — like the rest of the nation, Wichita was socked by unseasonably cold temps — things went smoothly, with traffic moving efficiently through downtown and everyone finding a parking spot.

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