Kansans’ cleaned house at the Lawrence-Dumont Stadium auction on Wednesday. Piece by piece, bidders bet their money on different sections of the stadium throughout the day.
“Everything’s cheap, just like I like it; that’s why we come to these auctions,” said Trevor Stewart, who drove to Wichita from El Dorado, to place his bid. “Can’t beat a deal. You go to Walmart and pay a hundred times the price for the same stuff you would get here for $5.”
The auction had an emphasis on Wingnut memorabilia that even included a custom made coffin.
“Well, you don’t see that everyday,” said bidder, Mike Dirksen as he took a photo of the coffin. “I’m really just here to get a helmet for my 14-year-old son. We’ve been coming to see the Wingnuts play since he was in a baby carriage.”
The auction started at 10 a.m. Wednesday and will end when everything is sold. At last check, they were auctioning off the last few items of the day. However, if you want to get one last peek of the stadium and place your bid, Lawrence-Dumont will host a farewell party on October 13 where they will sell the original stadium seats.
You can keep up with that event on the Wingnuts Facebook Page.