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The New Orleans Baby Cakes greet each other as they are introduced to the field before the season opening home game between the New Orleans Baby Cakes and the Nashville Sounds in Metairie, La., Thursday, April 5, 2018. The New Orleans Baby Cakes lost to the Nashville Sounds, 11-0.

The Baby Cakes, New Orleans Triple A baseball affiliate, are planning to move Wichita, Kansas, at the end of their lease, sources said Wednesday.

An announcement is expected Thursday.

WWL-TV first reported the news.

Click here to read more on the the Cakes' move and the new $80 million stadium the city of Wichita will soon build.

The Cakes' lease at The Shrine on Airline runs through 2021. Triple A baseball has been played at the stadium since 1997 when it opened.

The report said a group of New Orleans investors plan to have a Double A franchise from the Southern League in place by the time the Cakes leave.

The Southern League currently includes teams in the region such as Montgomery, Jackson, Birmingham, Biloxi, Pensacola, Mobile and Jacksonville.

Last season, the team reported increased merchandise sales and attendance after changing their name from Zephyrs to Baby Cakes.

This season New Orleans is last in the Pacific Coast League in paid attendance, averaging about 3,827 tickets distributed per game.

Round Rock, a suburb of Austin, averages just more than 8,800 in paid attendance per game. 

The Baby Cakes are the Miami Marlins' Triple A affiliate.