Batter up for Windsurge


The new Windsurge Stadium opened recently.

Brooklynn White, Reporter

Following a 12-season absence, Minor League Baseball has returned to Wichita, Kansas. The Wind Surge Pegasi play their first game of the season on Tuesday, May 11 against the Amarillo Sod Poodles. 

The new ten team league is part of Major League Baseball’s reorganization of Minor League Baseball and is addressed as the Double-A Central League. This year, due to COVID-19, the traditional schedule was altered to 60 home games instead of 69 and extends from May to Sept. with the season concluding at home on Sunday, Sept. 19. 

There are three public seating options at the ballpark: premium rail seats ($20 per game, $3 credit per ticket), field box seats anywhere in the lower bowl ($15 per seat), and berm seating ($10 per adult, $8 for children ages 3-12). With the pricing on tickets and lower than average concession pricing, the ballpark was built to be affordable to the entire community. 

“These projects are aimed at not only improving the quality of life,” said Bob Moullette, Senior Manager for the Wind Surge stadium, “but also at retaining our homegrown talent base and attracting people from all over the state to visit the city.”

The new stadium was built where Lawrence-Dumont Stadium formerly stood. Though it can hold up to 11,000 for baseball events and almost 16,000 for concerts and other non-baseball events, limited capacity seating will be implicated along with other COVID-19 safety protocols.