Owner of Triple-A baseball group: ‘We’re staying in Wichita


“We are right here for the long haul. And you heard it right here first on Channel 12,” said Lou Schwechheimer.

He sat down with Eyewitness News Monday afternoon in advance of a debatable vote through the Wichita City Council concerning personal development for the brand new baseball stadium in order to the residence of the group.

Schwechheimer said a stall inside the vote to give four acres of land to that developer will no longer have an effect on his group’s decision to move to Wichita.

The metropolis moved its council meeting from Tuesday morning to Tuesday night to allow for citizens to pop out and voice their worries regarding a deal. Schwechheimer says he plans to be there.

“I look ahead to assembly folks with questions,” he said. “I sit up for us having a danger to tell a bit more approximately our story of the way we came right here and approximately our 40+ years preceding to coming to Wichita in order that people have their questions spoke back they have a right to recognize.”

Many human beings are disenchanted the city isn’t always speakme extra about the agreement. Schwechheimer says they should not fear.

“The confidentiality was no longer so much for Wichita but to shield, in some cases, the town we’re leaving,” he stated.

Jennifer Rays owns the Monarch, an eating place inside the car parking zone of what used to be Lawrence Dumont Stadium. She says she is familiar with business dealings.

“I apprehend as an enterprise owner that they’re elements to business that that can’t usually be shared,” said Ray. “Businesses in the 500 and 600 blocks has been addressed and they may be making plans on making sure that we’re nevertheless looked after.”

Schwechheimer says if his crew wasn’t interested in Wichita, production on the brand new stadium would not be occurring.

“This agreement runs for 30 years when this settlement ends I’ll be ninety-one and I hope correct Lord inclined I’ll be alive to sign the subsequent agreement for the subsequent 30,” he said. “We love Wichita. We’re right here due to the fact we adore Wichita. We’re staying in Wichita.”

Again, Tuesday’s metropolis council assembly will take region at 6 p.M. At City Hall, 455 N. Main, in City Council Chambers.

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