OMMF Posted August 4, 2006 Share Posted August 4, 2006 http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/stories...html?from_rss=1 Wichita will lose the Wranglers but keep the National Baseball Congress, according to City Councilman Paul Gray."It's been decided," he says.Negotiations are under way to allow Rich Baseball, the owners of the Wranglers, to break their lease at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. While Gray won't discuss exact terms under discussion, the most likely scenario has the Wranglers playing in Wichita during the 2007 season, then moving to Springdale, Ark.The NBC World Series, he says, will stay in Wichita "for the long term."Jon Dandes, president of Rich Baseball, did not return telephone calls requesting comment.Keeping the Double-A team through 2007 gives the city of Wichita time to attract another professional baseball team. Gray says officials from several independent leagues, including the Northern League that has a franchise in Kansas City, have expressed serious interest in playing in Wichita.Even though the Wranglers are leaving, city officials will continue with plans to renovate Lawrence-Dumont dugouts, concession stands, locker rooms and infield turf."I would group those together as primary projects that are going to have to be done regardless whichever baseball team is here," Gray says. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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