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Wingnuts sign new 10-year Lawrence-Dumont Stadium lease

wichitaWingnutsLogo_3The Wichita Wingnuts (independent; American Association) have a new 10-year lease for historic Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

The new lease is contingent on payment of $77,000 in back rent. From the Wichita Eagle:

The Wichita City Council has approved a new 10-year lease agreement with the owners of the Wichita Wingnuts. The agreement requires WB LLC to pay $25,000 each year to use Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

The lease acknowledges that the stadium will be available for use by the National Baseball Congress Foundation for the annual NBC tournament each summer. The foundation was formed in September to take over tournament operations.

Besides the NBC tournament use, the lease says WB LLC will have “exclusive use of those areas designated as administrative facilities, home baseball clubhouse, ticket windows, gift shop, etc., during the entire year throughout the term of this lease.”

The ballpark opened in 1934 and has been home to baseball in the city since then.

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