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Pro baseball may come to Great Bend

Pecos League Great Benders would play its first home game set for May 24

Al Burns Field in Great Bend will be likely home for the new professional baseball team the Great Benders.

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 Plans are in the works to bring professional baseball to Great Bend, said Andrew Dunn, commissioner of the independent Pecos League.

The team name would be the Great Benders and Dunn hopes it will play ball at Al Burns Field located in Veterans Memorial Park. The team colors would be purple and orange.

However, the matter has yet to come before the Great Bend City Council which must sign off on the idea, the use of the field and other issues, City Administrator Howard Partington said. League officials pushed the deadline for city officials to get the matter on the ...

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