Despite the news yesterday that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will be relocating to Amarillo (TX), Wichita (KS) will move ahead with the design process for a new baseball stadium that will replace Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Another step will be to attract a baseball team with a major league affiliation, a requirement of the STAR bond district. Read more here.
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In not so surprising, news, the Minor League Baseball landscape will look a little different in 2019 after an ownership group announced plans to relocate three teams on Wednesday. Read more here. With Amarillo (TX) locking down the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League), the next questions is, what happens to Wichita (KS)? Read background story here.
Citizens will have a chance on July 18 to tell the Wichita (KS) City Council what they think of tax plans to help fund the renovation or replacement of Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Read more 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.
The Wichita Wingnuts (Independent Professional, American Association) support the planned construction of a new baseball stadium in downtown Wichita (KS), even if it lures affiliated ball to town. That said, the Wingnuts believe fans would support the team in a new ballpark. According to Wingnuts co-owner Gary Austerman:
“The quality of [Double-A ball] is no better, that’s one thing. I do think that the Wichita Wingnuts have tried to put the best level of baseball out there, and I think that’s been a little underappreciated.”
There are, as Wichita (KS) Mayor Jeff Longwell puts it, “plenty of checks and balances” that must occur before ground breaks on a new baseball stadium downtown. There are also endpoints to each of those checks that make the project increasingly realistic. Read more here.