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Wichita Council Approves Bonds, Lawrence-Dumont Demolition Underway

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.

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Wichita Receives Three Ballpark Bids

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.

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New Renderings Unveiled for Wichita’s Ballpark/Riverfront Village

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.

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Wichita’s New Ballpark Will Seat 10,000

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.

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American Association Realigns, Announces Wingnuts Will Not Play in 2019

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.

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Moving Forward with Baby Cakes, Settlement with Wingnuts

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.

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Baby Cakes Relocating to Wichita

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.

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