Wichita says goodbye to iconic Lawrence-Dumont Stadium


Lawrence-Dumont Stadium has been a staple in Wichita since it was built in 1934.

Last month, it was announced a new stadium will be built in its place to house a triple-A affiliated team in the future.

On Saturday, several activities took place at the 85-year-old ballpark as a farewell to the stadium before it is demolished later this fall.

Things kicked off with people getting to take a piece of the stadium with them.

With wrenches in hand, fans were able to remove stadium seats that they purchased.

Those who turned out say this old stadium has not only a lot of history but brought a lot of memories for many fans.

“Most important thing I take from this place is the memories that I’ve had, I grew up as a kid running around the stands here with friends watching Aeros games in the 1970s,” said Paul Lytle. “It’s bittersweet, seeing this old lady go, but I hold out great hope for a very fine baseball palace in the years to come.”

Two exhibition games also took place on the diamond.

Wichita firefighters took on the Sedgwick County firefighters and afterwards there was a celebrity game.

Three of KSN’s own, Carly Willis, Kendra Douglas and John Asebes took the field and participated in that game.

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