Test out the options for new Century II seats Thursday

The sliding seats currently in Century II Concert Hall

The sliding seats currently in Century II Concert Hall

Anyone can swing down to Century II Thursday morning and test out a variety of seats that are being considered to replace older seats in Century II’s Concert Hall.

The seat testing kicks off with a news briefing at 10 a.m. in the Concert Hall lobby. Chair samples will be revealed, Wichita City Council members and others who decide to attend will ease into them and vote for their favorite.

New seats are part of the $22 million in upgrades the city plans as it prepares for a potential $450 million overhaul that will likely be shelved until the economy and the city’s finances rebound.