Wichita's New Triple-A Ballpark Is Ahead of the Curve
When Wichita’s new ballpark, designed by DLR Group, opens in 2020, it will have many of the signifiers of a Triple-A ballpark built for the future. The concourses are large and wide. Not only will that ensure that fans don’t feel cramped during the flow in and out of the ballpark, but it also provides flexibility to allow the team to move in and out mobile concession stands as needed.
Wichita Baseball Stadium in Wichita, Kansas by DLR Group. Rendering © DLR Group.
The goal in designing a ballpark is to make it feel large enough to handle a packed crowd for a July 4 fireworks night, but also not be too big where a smaller crowd on a cold April evening feels lost in space. “That’s a real delicate balance to figure out how to provide the space without being cavernous,” says DLR Group Senior Associate Tom Tingle, AIA.