Good news for soccer fans, the Kansas City Comets have new ownership. The newly formed KC Comets LLC, a subsidiary of Game Theory Ventures is the new ownership group and is led by Managing Director Colin Weaver. Game Theory Ventures is based in the Midwest and composed of a small group of private investors. Top of the Arc, LLC operated the Kansas City Comets since 2010 when they were re-introduced.
The Comets have been a very successful franchise since returning to play in 2010 when Brian Budzinski, and Ed and Mickey Sheetz brought indoor soccer back to Kansas City.
“The Comets have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I am so proud of what we have accomplished. The players and staff are all first class and have represented our community in the right way. They have created great memories for lots of young people that will last a lifetime,” said Budzinski via press release.
“The game was exciting throughout and the fans really got behind the team...and at the same time, the players really seemed to care about the fans,” said Weaver via press release. “The game day production was top-notch and it was obvious that Brian (Budzinski) and his staff had worked hard to put together a quality presentation.”
The front office staff remains in place with the new ownership as the team prepares for the 2018-2019 MASL season.
“This is an incredible organization and we can’t thank Brian enough for what he has done with the team. We think there are some incredible opportunities ahead and we are excited to invest in the future of arena soccer in Kansas City,” Weaver added.
The Comets made the playoffs each year until last season when it was a victory to even field a team. Legal disputes between Budzinski and the Likens family, his fellow co-owners, cast doubts if the Comets would be able to take the field in 2017-18. The resulting uncertainty of the situation forced several of the Comets veterans to move to other teams or retire from playing.