The T-Bones’ ownership today announced that it is seeking new local owners.
The T-Bones’ owners, the Ehlert family, has owned the team for 16 years.
A news release sent out today stated that the Ehlert family has hired The Sports Advisory Group, a specialized professional sports team broker, to market the independent professional baseball team, with a strong preference to secure local ownership.
“We look forward to finding the right person or group to continue the affordable, family-friendly product that is independent professional baseball, here in Wyandotte County,” T-Bones President Adam Ehlert said in a news release. “I am confident, that with his knowledge of the industry and network of contacts—especially in Kansas City—that Larry Grimes’ firm will hit upon the right fit.”
The Kansas City T-Bones Baseball Club is a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball Clubs; one of the leading independent leagues in the country. The team will conclude its 16th regular season schedule within the next week. The team has made four playoff appearances and won one championship since its 2003 inception.
“I have long been familiar with the T-Bones’ strong brand and its owners,” Grimes said in the news release. He is the principal at The Sports Advisory Group. “The team occupies a sweet spot on the professional sports landscape, and I know this can be a fun, fulfilling business for one looking to continue its tradition.”
The T-Bones are having an excellent season this year, setting the franchise record for the number of wins.
According to a T-Bones spokesman, if the T-Bones win tonight and win one more game over the weekend, they could make the playoffs.