Teams get new owners for next season


June 29, 1991|By Tara Finnegan

The San Diego Sockers and the Dallas Sidekicks have come under new ownership and will be treated as new franchises in the 1991-92 season, Major Soccer League commissioner Earl Foreman announced yesterday.

Foreman also said the Wichita Wings, who had to meet a 5,000 season ticket sale deadline by 5 p.m. yesterday, reached their goal and are ready to show a letter of credit. Foreman also said the Tacoma Stars are approximately 2,600 season tickets from their goal of 4,000, which they must meet by July 29.

The new owners of the Sockers are Oscar Ancira Sr. and his son Oscar Jr. who own Delimex, a Mexican frozen food company; VAMSA, the largest investment group in Mexico; and Alejandro Burillo, executive vice president of the Televisa group, which deals with American television affiliates.

The Dallas-based companies of Milton & Weyand and Events, Inc. will split ownership of the Sidekicks. Milton & Weyand, which will own 80 percent of the Sidekicks, is a conglomerate that deals in real estate; Events, Inc. is a sports marketing firm.

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