WICHITA, Kan. Plans for a new stadium and a new team affiliated with Major League Baseball mark the final chapter for the Wichita Wingnuts and with that, comes an opportunity for fans to own a piece of the franchise's history.
The Wingnuts began playing at Wichita's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in 2008. The ride is coming to an end with a Minor League Triple-A franchise set to play at the new stadium in 2020.
Pieces of Wingnuts memorabilia will be among items auctioned off at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Sky box and office furniture and various baseball equipment will also be up for bid. The auction is open to the public.
McCurdy Auction is conducting the Oct. 3 event. The auction comes after the Wichita City Council Tuesday approved the buyout of the Wingnuts' lease agreement with the city.
Starting Friday, fans interested in attending the auction can find a gallery of images and a full list of items up for bid on the McCurdy Auction website.
“It will be an exciting auction," says Megan McCurdy Niedens, McCurdy Auction chief operating officer and auctioneer. “Buyers will have a lot of items to bid on and have the opportunity to take home their own piece of Wingnut history.”