While Wichita’s baseball team is currently nonexistent – along with its name, colors, mascot, ticket prices, and parking info – season tickets are still up-for-grabs.
According to Kanasas.com, an email was sent out to participants who completed the name-the-team survey earlier this year, previewing season ticket perks for the new Triple-A baseball team, which is an affiliate of Miami Marlins and is scheduled to move from New Orleans to Wichita next year. Season tickets are starting at $980, but for a $250 non-refundable deposit, fans can reserve a “priority seating” season ticket for the team’s inaugural season, kicking-off next spring.
“The sooner you put down your deposit, the higher you will be on the seat selection list once our lower bowl seating map is finalized,” the e-mail read.
“Want to be behind the home dugout or down the third base foul line? The sooner you submit your deposit the better chance you have to reserve your ideal seats.”
Although the $75 million ballpark is currently a vacant lot, the email promises season ticket holders admission to a meet-and-greet barbecue with the players, first dibs on special events like concerts, and a limited-edition gift. Additionally, if ticket holders commit to three years by shelling out $2,940, they can get their name on a seat.
However, many aspects are up in the air, including a Ferris wheel that was originally included in the first pitch, but the city leaders and designed did not approve, as well as the offer promising 2017 babies “tickets for life.” When the team was under the name Baby Cakes, the organization introduced “Baby Cake Nation,” allowing babies born within the year to become a card member for life. But with the move to Kansas, does the offer still remain true?
Nonetheless, the team’s first season will begin on April 14, 2020 with 70 home games. Last week, the home plate was placed at the stadium, and grass is set to go on the field around October. For future updates, visit the team’s Facebook page.