Thursday, January 6, 2011
Roughnecks up for sale
It looks like the Calgary Roughnecks are for sale.
Roughnecks owner Brad Banister announced that he's searching for a buyer for the NLL team Wednesday.
Banister will be involved for the upcoming season before, in his own words, it's "time to get a real job and time to go back to making some money again."
Although the Roughnecks' lease at the Saddledome expires at the end of this year, Banister wants to find a local buyer for the franchise. He's already contacted the Calgary Flames to let them know the two-time NLL champs are on the market.
"It's important, obviously, to the city that we keep this team in the city and that's the No. 1 focus," Banister said. "Of course it's an asset that we have to protect, as well, but realistically it's time for somebody to take it to the next level and I think there's some people out here that can probably do that."