Politics & Government

City approves new lease agreement for Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

Fans take in a Wingnuts game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in 2013. (Aug. 23, 2013)
Fans take in a Wingnuts game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in 2013. (Aug. 23, 2013) File photo

What does it cost to rent Lawrence-Dumont Stadium?

That’s $25,000 a year.

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.”

As part of the agreement, past due lease amounts of $77,000 must be paid.

The agreement includes a five-year option for renewal.

Reach Kelsey Ryan at 316-269-6752 or kryan@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @kelsey_ryan.

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