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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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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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NBC World Series Prepares to Play Last Tournament at Lawrence-Dumont

The National Baseball Congress World Series has been a source for summer baseball at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita (KS) for decades, but the tournament will have a new home after this year.  Starting in 2019, the tournament will be played at Wichita State University’s Eck Stadium.  Read more here.

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Wingnuts Announce Final Season at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

PRESS RELEASE – After 84 years, thousands of games, millions of fans and countless memories, the Wichita Wingnuts announced today that the 2018 season will be the last for Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

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