Farewell event to be held Saturday at Lawrence-Dumont

By Greg Miller
KAKE – October 12, 2018

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium will host one more baseball game before it’s torn down. A ceremonial baseball game will be held Saturday afternoon, where the gates will open and the stands will house fans one final time.

There will be two celebrity softball games beginning at 3 p.m., the first one featuring Wichita Fire Department verses the Sedgwick County Fire Department, the second featuring other personalities from across the city.

Saturday’s event starts at 9 a.m. with a stadium chair sale. It’s cash only and there’s another catch, according to the city’s mayor.

“We’re asking that you bring some wrenches and a screwdriver so you can be able to take the seat with you,” said Mayor Jeff Longwell.

At 2:30 p.m., the south side doors to the complex will open for the afternoon festivities. The Wichita Collegiate High School marching band will perform, along with food trucks which will be nearby.

The band, “The Astronauts” will perform, along with a fireworks display, weather permitting.

After that, the stadium will likely be torn down within the next thirty days, and with it – will come the end of an era.

“It’s sad to see such a venerable stadium meet the wrecking ball,” said Paul Savage, President of the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. “The history, I can’t help myself… that’s what will be on my mind one last time.”


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