New Orleans Baby Cakes To Relocate Team To Wichita, Kansas

 

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Baby Cakes informed LSED officials today that they have filed an application to relocate the team to Wichita, Kansas when their lease expires at the conclusion of the 2021 season.

New Orleans and Jefferson Parish have been fortunate to serve as home to Minor League Baseball for the past 25 years. Unfortunately, the relocation of sports teams is not an uncommon occurrence, especially as cities compete for a limited number of professional sports franchises. 

On behalf of the State, the LSED has continued to invest in improvements to the Shrine on Airline, allowing it to remain a top tier Minor League Baseball venue. “We are sad to know that the Baby Cakes will be relocating to another city; however, we remain committed to Minor League Baseball in the New Orleans market and it is our intention to find another team to play here,” said Kyle France, LSED Chairman. “In the meantime, we will continue our strong working relationship with the team ownership and will fulfill all contractual obligations through the end of the lease terms.”

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