Construction on Wichita’s new baseball stadium project is hitting warp speed as government officials and developers try to get the stadium up and running by spring 2020.
The first round of building was approved by the City Council on Tuesday. Work starts Wednesday, as equipment starts moving ground for utility lines, walls, dugouts and tunnels.
City officials say they’re still taking public input on what the stadium will look like above ground, but this phase of construction is all about laying a solid foundation.
The project is on a fast track to meet an ambitious construction schedule. As part of its design-build process, the project has been split into nine different phases that will come with maximum guaranteed prices in an ongoing negotiation process between developers and the city.