KANSAS CITY, KAN. An independent minor league baseball team will relocate here and play in a $15 million, 4,500-seat stadium to be built near Kansas Speedway.
The Duluth-Superior Dukes of the Northern League will move from Minnesota to play in the stadium, which will be located near the intersection of Interstate 70 and Interstate 435. The team, which is not affiliated with any major league franchise, will be named by fans in an upcoming contest. Plans call for the team to begin playing in the stadium when the 2003 season starts around Memorial Day.
John Ehlert, CEO of Dukes Baseball LLC, made the announcement Wednesday.
Ehlert plans to have the stadium built in Village West, the Tourism District of Wyandotte County adjacent to Kansas Speedway that has grown to include a number of retail stores.