Sedgwick County (KS) commissioners approved a special Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district to pay for improvements on downtown Wichita’s riverfront, including replacing Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Read more here. This move reportedly removes the final obstacle to building a new baseball stadium.
Tag Archives: Double-A
On April 1, 2016, the Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League) announced they were changing their name to the “Hub City Hippos.” This was an April Fool’s joke, and not a particularly successful one in terms of the number of people who fell for it. But then a funny thing happened. Read more from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill here.
Lou DiBella, after taking over as Biscuits owner Thursday afternoon, promises a changed environment at Riverwalk Stadium. Read more and watch video here.
A sales tax bond district to fund about half the projected cost of replacing 82-year-old Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, the current home of the Wichita Wingnuts (Independent Professional, American Association) with a new and more modern ballpark has been unanimously approved by the Wichita (KS) City Council. Read more here. Watch news report here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the long-awaited new home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) in Hartford (CT). Mock’s in-depth review weighs in at a whopping 7,500-words and four-dozen photographs covering everything from ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions. Read more and view photos here.
Crosswalks and pedestrian areas are being expanded around Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits (Double-A, Southern League). Plans call for construction of a giant baseball, 25 feet in diameter, at the center of a turn about near the ballpark. Read more and view photos here.