NBC World Series Awaits Wichita To Appoint Board Of Directors

Apr 21, 2014

Wichita officials are working to appoint a board of directors to operate the National Baseball Congress World Series.

The city announced earlier this month they will take their tournament back from current operators, the Wingnuts independent league baseball team.

The city bought the tournament from Bob and Mindy Rich in 2007 to keep it in Wichita.

City Manager Robert Layton says profits generated by the tournament will go toward youth baseball programs.

Layton told the Wichita Eagle that the board appointments could be on a May council meeting agenda.

The board will run the new nonprofit NBC Baseball Foundation. It will have authority to appoint new management for the tournament, negotiate a long-term agreement with an outside management group, or negotiate a temporary agreement while seeking longer-term management.

This year's tournament, the 80th World Series, runs July 25 through August 9th.