City Solicits Ideas for Stadium

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The city wants to know what you think about building a minor league baseball stadium in Topeka.

The city's hired two firms to conduct research and host two public design forums to gauge public interest in the idea of a facility that could house baseball and other activities. The firms are the DLR Architects of Omaha, NE and Stewart Sports Group of Omaha, NE.

The firms will be paid up to $13,000 from private contributions from businesses through GO Topeka.

Specific dates for the forums are not set yet, but are expected to be in January. Deputy City Manager Randy Speaker says input is needed.

“If a multi-purpose, baseball facility were to be developed in Topeka, what should it look like?” he said in a statement. “What would fit Topeka? We want to be prepared with a wish list should the opportunity for this type of baseball venue and multi-use stadium become reality.”

Both firms were chosen for the project by a review committee that included representatives from local media, including WIBW-TV. Firms considered answered a Request for Proposal back in September.

For more information, contact Randy Speaker at 368-3711. Specific dates for the forums will be announced.


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