New Wichita ballpark
New Wichita ballpark is a baseball park under construction in downtown Wichita, Kansas, United States. It will serve as the home ballpark of the Wichita Wind Surge of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL), who relocated from the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, Louisiana after the 2019 season.
|Owner||The City of Wichita|
|Operator||Wichita Wind Surge|
|Broke ground||February 13, 2019|
|Opened||April 2020 (planned)|
|Construction cost||$75 million|
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture
|Structural engineer||Professional Engineering Consultants|
|Services engineer||Professional Engineering Consultants|
|General contractor||JE Dunn/EBY|
|Wichita Wind Surge (PCL) from 2020|
The park is being built on the site of the former Lawrence–Dumont Stadium, a minor league ballpark in use from 1934 to 2018. It will have a total seating capacity of 10,000 people with 6,000 in fixed seating in addition to luxury suites and a grass berm in right field. When not used for baseball, the city plans to use the facility for sports festivals, high school football, concerts, and an ice rink in winter. The new ballpark will share hosting of the National Baseball Congress World Series with Eck Stadium at Wichita State. The NBC World Series was previously played entirely at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
- Lefler, Dion (December 11, 2018). "City Hall Picks Team to Design, Build Wichita's New Minor League Baseball Park". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Spedden, Zach (February 13, 2019). "New Wichita Ballpark Breaks Ground". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
- Lefler, Dion (January 23, 2019). "First Look: What Wichita's New Ball Park Will Look like and What Will Be in It". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
- Spedden, Zach (July 29, 2019). "Future NBC World Series to be Split Between Ballparks". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
- Spedden, Zach (August 8, 2019). "Topping Out Ceremony Held for Wichita Ballpark". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
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