WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The KSN Sports Department confirmed from an official with the KJCCC that Riverfront Stadium in Wichita will host the Jayhawk Conference football title game on November 21.
“Being able to play it at a neutral site and to play it here with what the Wind Surge has at Riverfront and the city of Wichita this has to be an exciting event for all of the players,” said KJCCC commissioner Carl Heinrich.
Riverfront Stadium is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose venue built along the west bank of the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita. Home of the Wichita Wind Surge (Double-A Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins), Riverfront Stadium hosted its first non-Wind Surge event on April 10, 2021, as the Wichita State baseball team hosted the University of Houston in front of a crowd of more than 7,000. The Wind Surge played 60 regular season games and one playoff game at the ballpark in 2021.
“They really wanted to do something here, and one thing led to another. I said, ok I’ll talk to my grounds keeper and when he gave a thumbs up, as far as I was concerned, the decision was made,” said Wind Surge CEO Jordan Kobritz.
The football field will run north-south, from home plate to left field.
Part of the plan is to have sod put over the dirt of the infield, and the conference has a long-term goal of creating an annual bowl game.
Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m.