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The Bicentennial Center is a 7,583-seat multi-purpose arena in Salina, Kansas. It was opened in 1979. It is home to the Kansas Cagerz of the United States Basketball League (USBL) and in the past it was home to the Salina Rattlers of the now defunct International Basketball Association.

The Bicentennial Center also hosts the Kansas state Class 4A and 3A volleyball tournaments in late October, the Class 4A state boys' and girls' basketball tournaments in March and is currently the host site for the Class 4A state wrestling tournament.

Salina was awarded the Class 4A wrestling tournament when it appeared the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita was going to be closed for renovations in 2006 and 2007. Those renovations have been put off as Wichita is building Intrust Bank Arena, a new downtown arena, instead. It is not yet known if the wrestling tournament will remain in Salina or eventually return to Wichita (which still hosts the Class 6A and 5A state tournaments).

On August 26, 1990, the rock band Kiss performed at the arena as part of their Hot in the Shade Tour. During the show, the band's enormous stage set overloaded the arena's power supply causing a transformer to explode outside the building and cutting electricity inside the arena. This abruptly ended the show before the band could complete their set. A short time later, band member Paul Stanley phoned a local radio station and promised to return to Salina to make up for the shortened show. This phone call was recorded and played on the air. To date, Kiss has never returned.

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Coordinates: 38°50′02″N 97°36′01″W / 38.833824°N 97.600265°W / 38.833824; -97.600265



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