According to multiple sources within the CPIFL and LSFL, everything from the name “Wild” -- to the arena they play in -- is subject to change on Thursday.
The league is planning a press conference in Wichita on Thursday, Aug. 21st to announce that a Wichita-based ownership group, spearheaded by local businessman Marvin Fisher and a handful of area businessmen, will purchase an indoor football team in the city of Wichita.
That team will join the newly merged CPIFL and LSFL indoor football league.
It is unknown whether-or-not that team will be a revamped version of the Wichita Wild with new ownership, or a completely separate team.
Fisher’s reemergence into the indoor professional football scene in Wichita comes after a perplexing sales process with Wichita Wild owner Wink Hartman.
The sale of the Wild appeared imminent after Fisher reached a handshake agreement with Hartman to purchase the team. According to sources close to KWCH Sports, Fisher had the paperwork for the transaction in his hands late in July. It appeared a mere formality was the only delay in the inevitable sales process, but technicalities distorted the transaction and the deal collapsed on the table.
At that time, Hartman added that a potential buyer was located in California, but made it clear he wanted the team to remain in Wichita.