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Study Includes Renovations for Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

WichitaWingnutsLogoNBC World Series LogoA $3 billion wish list of projects to grow the quality of life in Wichita (KS) includes $49 million for major improvements to 79-year-old Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, home of the indy pro Wichita Wingnuts (American Association) and the NBC World Series.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the City Council will vote next Tuesday to Continue reading

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Financial Problems Threaten Future of 78-year-Old Tournament

NBC World Series LogoAn internal audit of the city-owned National Baseball Congress’ books shows its operators, the indy pro Wichita Wingnuts (American Association), are more than a quarter-million dollars in debt and two years in arrears to the city on lease payments for Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Read more here.

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Wingnuts Ditch Long-Time Cashless Payment System at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

WichitaWingnutsLogoPRESS RELEASE – The Wichita Wingnuts announced Wednesday that Lawrence-Dumont Stadium will be accepting cash at all events for the 2013 season. Continue reading

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T-Bones and Wingnuts Will Play Exhibition in Joplin, Expansion Talks Continue

American Association LogoThe indy pro American Association’s Kansas City T-Bones and Wichita Wingnuts will play an exhibition game in Joplin (MO) on May 12 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Joe Becker Stadium.  The game also could help determine interest for bringing a team to the market.  The league’s director of expansion visited Joplin back in January, but from our 10,000 foot view, the market is a tough sell.  Joe Becker Continue reading

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Walkup Resigns as NBC World Series Tournament Director

PRESS RELEASE – The National Baseball Congress World Series announced Friday that Tournament Director Casey Walkup has stepped down from his current position to pursue other opportunities. Continue reading

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Couple Takes Swing at Marriage at the Ballpark

It’s not overly unique any longer to tie the knot at the ballpark, but we figured we would share with you the first couple to step up to the plate in 2012.  Kevin McCulloch and Tonya Godinez tied the knot on Monday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, home of the indy pro Wichita Wingnuts (American Association).  While there was no snow, we wonder if you get an off-season discount for taking another version of the polar Continue reading

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Fans Experience Witchita Ballpark Improvements

During Friday’s opening night for the indy pro American Association’s Wichita (KS) Wingnuts, fans got their first look at the nearly $2.2 million improvements to Lawrence Dumont Stadium, including the new artificial turf, video board, and lighted signage on the stadium’s facade.  Read more and view video here.

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Lawrence-Dumont Going Totally Artificial

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, home of the American Association’s Wichita Wingnuts, is getting new artificial turf that will cover the entire field.  The turf is part of $2 million in repairs that will be completed at the park before the start of the 2011 season.  Read more here.

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Wingnuts Announce 2010 Promotions

PRESS RELEASE - The Wichita Wingnuts introduced their 2010 promotional schedule on Monday.  A link to the Wingnuts’ complete promotional schedule can be found here. Continue reading

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Wingnuts Formally Announce Separation

PRESS RELEASE - The Wichita Wingnuts and National Baseball Congress World Series officially announced their separation from the Wichita Thunder and Wichita Pro Sports on Tuesday. Continue reading

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NBC World Series: Champs Want to be Paid

NBC World Series LogoWichita Wingnut LogoThe El Dorado Broncos won the National Baseball Congress’ annual baseball tournament this year, and they are still waiting for an $18,000 payout.  Continue reading

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Wingnuts Now 100 Percent Locally Owned

WichitaWingnutsLogoTwo years ago, Steve Ruud joined with six other local investors and Horn Chen to bring an independent professional American Assocation franchise to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.  When the opportunity arose, Ruud purchased 55 percent of the Wingnut from Chen, giving him 82 percent of the franchise and 100 percent local ownership.  Read more here.

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