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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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Before Demolition, Lawrence-Dumont Stadium Seats Will be Sold Individually

This Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita (KS), there will be an on-site cash-only sale for stadium seats, which purchasers must bring their own wrenches and screwdrivers to remove.  The seats must be removed by noon.  Chairs will be limited to one per person.  Blue seats are $35, Tan/blue seats are $20 and red seats are $5.  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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Goodbye Celebration Planned for Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

Wichita (KS) will bid farewell to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium with one final baseball game on Saturday, October 13.  The last game in the 84-year-old stadium will feature former area baseball players, along with local celebrities and athletes.  It will be followed by a screening of The Sandlot movie, food trucks and music.  The night will wrap up with a fireworks show.  Read more here and 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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Replica Lawrence-Dumont Stadium Giveaway Tonight

It’s reportedly the final year of baseball at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, as officials have said it may be demolished to make way for a new, modern ballpark.  Details about the future of the Wichita Wingnuts (Independent Professional, American Association) are unclear, but the team is honoring the ballpark with a replica stadium giveaway on Aug. 28.  Read more here.

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