After months of teasing and municipal anticipation, Wichita’s new baseball team has its name, the Wichita Wind Surge. The new team logo consists of a Pegasus leaping out of the letter W. It was designed by Todd Radom, also the creator of the current logos of the Major League Los Angeles Angels and Washington Nationals. Read more and and watch unveiling here. Read more from Chris Creamer here and Benjamin Hill here.
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There is great new video footage out there showing the construction of the new baseball stadium in Wichita (KS), the future home of the relocating and yet-to-be-renamed New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Watch video here.
Work on the new stadium in Wichita (KS) progresses, as construction crews are now under six months from the home opener for the Wichita Triple-A baseball team that will play in the Pacific Coast League. Opening Day is April 14. View 32 photos here.
Fans and those with an interest in New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) are saddened by the realization that the team is leaving the city for greener pastures in Wichita (KS). And, there’s even more concern about what it means for the future of professional baseball in the metropolitan area. Read more here.
A plan for the future of Wichita’s Delano neighborhood now includes a master plan for a Ballpark Village that will surround the city’s new baseball stadium for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Read more here. View 8/13 final agenda packet here (scroll to page 46).
A topping off ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the site of the new baseball stadium under construction in Wichita (KS) for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). A steel beam signed by those who are working to build the new ballpark was hoisted to the top of the park. It is the last beam of the structure to be placed. Read more and view photos here. Watch news report here.
— Mayor Jeff Longwell (@jefflongwellict) August 7, 2019
If you drive by the the old Lawrence Dumont Stadium, you’ll see the beginnings of the new one under construction for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Read more and watch news report here.
— Wichita Baseball 2020 (@WichitaBaseball) July 1, 2019
Plans for the area around Wichita’s (KS) new baseball stadium for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) call for a large parking garage and additional surface parking. The parking garage would also double as a transit center. Read more here
A development group involved in the project for a new baseball stadium in Wichita (KS) has created an advisory board that will help in the establishment of an entertainment district around the stadium. Read more here.
Wichita (KS) city officials, the owner of the Miami Marlins and Wichita baseball fans gathered Thursday morning for the ceremonial placement of home plate at the new minor league baseball stadium. Read more and watch news report here. Meanwhile, Scott Sherry of JE Dunn Construction gave an update on the progress of the new ballpark, which is expected to be completed in March of 2020. Read more and watch video here.
The Wichita (KS) City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to move forward with a development agreement on the new baseball stadium and some of the land around it. Read more and watch news report here.
More than three years of negotiations — punctuated by weeks of public outcry over transparency — come down to a Tuesday City Council vote on a development agreement for Wichita’s (KS) new ballpark. Read more here.
Construction on Wichita’s new baseball stadium project is hitting warp speed as government officials and developers try to get the stadium up and running by spring 2020. The first round of building was approved by the City Council last Tuesday and work began Wednesday. Read more here. Watch groundbreaking here.
Wichita (KS) officials, along with architecture and construction firms, have unveiled new renderings of a new ballpark that will host the relocating, soon-to-be-renamed New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Read more and watch video here.
**NEW** Via @DionKansas:
— kansasdotcom (@kansasdotcom) January 23, 2019
After a week’s delay, the City Council is ready to play ball with a group to develop Wichita’s new $75 million baseball stadium. On Tuesday, the council picked its team: JE Dunn Construction, EBY Construction, Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture, DLR Group, and Professional Engineering Consultants. Read more here. View completed demolition here.
Wichita (KS) will have to wait at least a week to learn who will build the new stadium to house the city’s Triple-A minor league baseball team. City Council member Bryan Frye asked for additional time to study a design-build agreement for the ballpark to verify that the recommended group has the required experience in constructing ballparks per the RFP. Read more here.
The Wichita (KS) City Council hasn’t officially approved a design-build team for the city’s new $75 million, Triple-A Minor League ballpark, but there’s already been a protest over the recommended group. There were three groups that bid on the project — a team that includes DLR Group, another that includes Populous, and a third that includes HKS Architects. Read more here.
The Wichita (KS) City Council Tuesday agreed to the issuance of STAR bonds to help pay for the construction of a new, modern ballpark where Lawrence-Dumont Stadium now sits. Read more and watch news report here.
The city of Wichita (KS) received three bids to design and build the new ballpark for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Read more here.
Riverfront Partners, L.L.C. released renderings of its vision for Wichita’s (KS) Riverfront Village Monday evening. The vision for the property calls for a festive, village atmosphere that embraces the Arkansas River and baseball stadium with restaurants, entertainment, retail, office, and Downtown living. Read more and view renderings here.
Wichita’s (KS) yet-to-be named, $75-million stadium that will be built for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) will have seating for 10,000 fans, the agreement says. That’s 3,600 more than 84-year-old Lawrence-Dumont Stadium that is slated for demolition. Read more here.
The American Association (Independent Professional) has announced its divisional alignment for the 2019 season. It also announced that the Wichita Wingnuts will not play in 2019 because Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is being demolished to make room for a new ballpark and the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Read more here.
2019 divisional alignments:
North: @TheChicagoDogs, @FMRedHawks @railcats, @MKEMilkmen, @StPaulSaints, @Wpg_Goldeyes
South: @CRRBaseball, @tbonesbaseball, @saltdogsball, @SiouxCityXs, @canaries, @TXAirHogs
The @Wingnuts_ICT will not operate in 2019. pic.twitter.com/9xTI56Rz7e
— American Association (@AA_Baseball) October 6, 2018
The Wichita (KS) City Council plans will vote whether or not to approve an agreement with the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) for the relocation to Wichita and the construction of a new stadium. The Council will also vote this morning on whether to enter a settlement agreement with the Wichita Wingnuts (Independent Professional, American Association) to terminate their 10-year lease of Lawrence-Dumont. Staff reports show the settlement is around $2 million, paid over time from now until 2026. Read more and watch news report here. UPDATE: Ballpark project and settlement approved.
Wichita (KS) is in talks with the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) to be Wichita’s new team, several sources said Wednesday. The deal is close to being finalized but is not yet done, sources say. Mayor Jeff Longwell plans a baseball announcement of some sort at his regular Thursday briefing. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – After nearly a quarter-century as the New Orleans Zephyrs, the 2017 season will mark the beginning of a new era for professional baseball in the Crescent City with the renamed New Orleans Baby Cakes, the team revealed at a ceremony on Tuesday night. Continue reading