Baseball stadium progress ahead of team name announcement

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

From the Wichita Linemen to the Doo Dah's, even the River Riders, Wichita's new Triple-A baseball team has kept the city on its toes with name after name. So far, not one has stuck.

"We've tried to be really good listeners to the community and what we wanted to do is choose something that you're going to be proud to wear," says Team owner, Lou Schwechheimer. 

For months, the team's twitter account has released logos and names that might or might not be in the running. 

Schwechheimer says the logo or name could be end up being one that has already been released.

Baseball in Wichita is only 145 days away and the stadium is coming together.  The lights are up, the grass is laid and the bullpen is nearly complete. Schwechheimer says nearly all the work has been done locally.

"Two thousand man hours a day working on the stadium...Everybody on this crew, the construction guys, from the welders, to the concrete guys, to the seat installation guys, to the heating and electrical...it's personal. They want to tell their kids and grand kids that they helped build this ballpark."

Seats are expected to be put in by January and in just months, players will arrive for Spring training.

"When our players come out here, they're gonna really feel like they're in a big league ball park," says Schwechheimer. 

The team's name will be announced Wednesday, November 13, at Wave in Downtown Wichita.

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