Kansas City, Kan. — At a press conference at T-Bones Ballpark, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas announced that they have approved a final agreement with Max Fun Entertainment LLC and introduced new team owner Mark Brandmeyer on February 25.
“We are excited for the opportunity to continue to bring T-Bones baseball to Kansas City,” said T-Bones owner Mark Brandmeyer. “Our vision is to enhance the entire game day experience at the ballpark and make the stadium complex a 365-day-a-year entertainment hub for the area. Our priorities include stadium renovations to be completed by early May that will facilitate new party and family-friendly entertainment areas, suite level renovations and general stadium improvements. Phase 2 will begin at the conclusion of the 2020 baseball season and provide additional enhancements to accommodate a growing events schedule.”
The Kansas City T-Bones, which began as the Duluth-Superior Dukes of the Northern League in 1993, moved to Kansas City Kansas in 2002 and began play at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in 2003. The team name and mascot were both selected in fan contests, both of which reflected the region’s strong ties to the meat industry.
“Our residents are excited to begin a new era of T-Bones baseball in our community,” said Unified Government Mayor David Alvey. “I have been impressed by the vision of the new ownership for this baseball team and for the stadium itself, a vision of new cultural and entertainment attractions. We look forward to enjoying all that the T-Bones have to offer throughout the year, and for many years to come!”
The T-Bones also announced the first major non-baseball event scheduled for 2020: Super Bowl Champion, Tyrann Mathieu’s Third Annual Celebrity Kickball Game on behalf of The Tyrann Mathieu Foundation. The game is set for Saturday, May 16th on the field at T-Bones Ballpark.
The game will consist of Tyrann, his Super Bowl Champion teammates, and other notable celebrities and athletes battling it out on the kickball field for bragging rights and to raise funds for a great cause. After the kickball game, all ticketholders are invited to stay for that night’s T- Bones game. Tickets and sponsorship information for this Celebrity Kickball Weekend are available now at Tyrannmathieu.org.
The Kansas City T-Bones home opener is Tuesday, May 19th and will include a fan promotional giveaway and post-game fireworks show. Follow the Kansas City T-Bones online at http://www.tbonesbaseball.com.