City of Wichita releases new designs for downtown baseball stadium

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The City of Wichita expects the home of a new Triple-A baseball team to be family-friendly and a fun part of the night out.

The city released new concept designs for the downtown baseball stadium Tuesday morning. The project is set to be completed in 2020.

The city says the stadium will feature roughly 6,000 seats, with an overall capacity for about 10,000 people. The city says there will be 5,000 easily-accessible parking spots around downtown, but their encouraging patrons to walk and use the free Wichita Transit Q-line.

The city says tickets to the 75 games played annually at the stadium will be affordable. About 200 other events will be hosted at there.

The city says visitors can expect a drive-in type experience for movie nights using Bluetooth technology. Dining options will vary with available picnic areas.

The exterior of the complex will feature red brick, painted black steel and limestone to fit in with the Delano District. Natural turf will be planted in September or October.

Wichita city council members will approve the total construction for the complex on Feb. 12. Concrete pours will begin in early March. Steelwork is expected to start over the summer.

The team, currently known as the New Orleans Baby Cakes, will move into the stadium March of 2020. Opening day is slated for April 1, 2020.

Delano United, Inc. is hosting an informational meeting Wednesday night for the public to come and give their input on the new stadium. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m at the Wichita Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd.