Riverfront Authority in talks to bring minor league baseball team to Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The City of Topeka could be cheering on its own minor league baseball team soon.

The Topeka and Shawnee County Riverfront Authority held their monthly meeting Friday afternoon.

The group discussed ways to tie the Riverfront, Downtown, and Noto together, one idea is using sidewalks and bike paths to connect all three.

They also discussed the potential for a minor league baseball team to come to the area.

Chairman of the Topeka and Shawnee County Riverfront Authority Greg Schwerdt says they have been in talks with a company affliated with the Dodgers Baseball team about how they could make a minor league team work in the Capital City.

"They're interested in it if we can put the right team together and the right project together, and the validation that if we build it they will come," Schwerdt said.

Right now, New York University students are studying if a ballpark would work in Downtown Topeka and will present their findings in May.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article miscorrectly stated that the owners of Security Benefit are also the owners of the Dodgers.