Wichita Wings seeking new owners

The Wings are looking for an owner as of Tuesday.

The Wichita indoor soccer team announced on their website that Wink Hartman and the Hartman Group have owned the team since 2010 and resurrected the francise in 2011.

Wichita finished 7-19 in the 2012-13 season, dead last in the Major Indoor Soccer League or MISL.

In the statement, the team said, "the timing of the announcement coincides with an internal review within the overall Hartman Group of companies and is designed to shift the ownership to a group that can dedicate its primary focus and resources towards the operation of the MISL team in Wichita."

It also said that the MISL is aware of the search and are working with the Hartman Group for an owner to be in place for the Wings to play in 2013-14.

See the complete release below:

Hartman Sports announced today that it has initiated the process of seeking a new ownership group for the Wichita Wings to ensure the continuation of the popular Major Indoor Soccer League franchise.

Local businessman and philanthropist Wink Hartman acquired the rights to a MISL franchise in 2010 and resurrected the Wichita Wings brand in the 2011-2012 MISL season. With an avid fan base, the Wings have been amongst the league leaders in attendance over the past two MISL seasons hosting games at Hartman Arena and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the playoffs in 2011-2012.

The timing of the announcement coincides with an internal review within the overall Hartman Group of companies and is designed to shift the ownership to a group that can dedicate its primary focus and resources towards the operation of the MISL team in Wichita.

"The Wichita Wings is a great organization. It is time for an ownership group that can focus 100% of their time to take control and create a winning team on and off the field. The MISL future is very bright and I know the Wings will continue to be a major part of their success," said current owner, Wink Hartman.

The Wings are working in conjunction with the MISL league office to identify an ownership group that has the experience and wherewithal to build upon the platform set forth by Hartman Sports for future success. It is the objective of all parties to have the new ownership group in place prior to finalization of the 2013-2014 MISL alignment in early summer.

For more information or interested buyers please contact Wink Hartman at 316-636-2090.