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Wichita Focuses on New Ballpark To Dos, Potential Groundbreaking Early 2018

Minor League Baseball LogoThere 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.

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Shockers Announce Section 42 at Eck Stadium, Introduce Logo

Wichita State ShockersPRESS RELEASE – The Wichita State baseball program will be working with League 42 to open Section 42 at Eck Stadium. The Shockers have worked with League 42 over the past few years including holding clinics for the kids every year and helping with an annual golf tournament that raises money for League 42. Continue reading

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Wichita Counsel Votes Unanimously to Expand Bonding for New Ballpark

Texas League LogoMoving toward building a new ballpark and commercial district west of the Arkansas River, the Wichita (KS) City Council on Tuesday approved expanding a sales tax district to pay for public improvements.  Proponents hope to lure the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League), which will need a new home if San Antonio builds a new stadium for a Triple-A club.  Read more here.

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Contemplating Wichita’s Baseball Future

Wichita Wingnut LogoTexas League New LogoThe Wichita Eagle’s Bob Lutz takes a look at the future of baseball in Wichita (KS), as discussions in several markets remain heated over the possibility of that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will need a new home if San Antonio steps up to the plate to lure the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

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Wichita On Deck for Missions?

Texas League LogoSources say that the city of Wichita (KS) and the Kansas Department of Commerce are working on a STAR bond deal for downtown and northeast that could bring a new ballpark and the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) to town.  Read more here.  Read previous story here.

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Former MLB Greats to Compete in National Baseball Congress World Series

National Baseball Congress 2016 World SeriesA team of 24 former MLB players, including Roger Clemens and Chipper Jones, will compete against mostly summer collegiate teams in the National Baseball Congress World Series at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita (KS) starting July 29.  Read more here.  Read press release here.

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Shockers to Unveil New Videoboard Friday

Wichita State ShockersEck Stadium, home of the Wichita State Shockers baseball program, enters the video age on Friday when it debuts a new Daktronics scoreboard providing 1,300 square feet of high-definition video space.  Read more and watch video report here.

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