NBC World Series excited to host tournament in new venue

The NBC World Series begins in about two weeks.

It's the 85th year of the event which has always been played in Wichita, but this season they'll be moving to a new venue, Eck stadium, on the Wichita State campus. 

Traditionally the World Series was hosted at Lawrence-Dumont stadium, before it was torn down.

The organizers of the event are thrilled for fans to experience the two week long tournament at a new location with a lot to offer.

"The footprint is smaller than the old stadium," tournament director, Kevin Jenks told KAKE. "Coleman Hill just gives fans the ability to bring a lawn chair, bring your grill, bring a cooler and kick back and enjoy some baseball on a great summer evening. That's probably one of the advantages playing in Eck Stadium. The All-American Club is also another opportunity for people. You can buy a ticket and enjoy baseball in the air conditioning and we weren't able to do that at the old stadium. So the amenities here at Wichita State just far exceeds what we had before." 

The tournament runs from July 27th-August 10th.