Blizzard Will Play in IFL With New Ownership Group

Published 09/19 2013 06:40PM

Updated 09/24 2013 01:36PM

Courtesy: Green Bay Blizzard Press Release

Green Bay, WI – The Green Bay Blizzard are proud to announce that the team will officially play in the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 2014 with a probable start date of Sunday, March 16 2014. Season tickets are now on sale and interest has been very strong within the community.

In addition, the Blizzard are under new ownership with principle owners now being Larry and Kathy Treankler, two local business people in the Green Bay community. They are thrilled that Ahman Green and Art Clarkson have agreed to remain co-owners in the team.


“We are very happy to welcome Larry and Kathy Treankler to the Blizzard family. I feel with their involvement in the community, not only in business community, but also in community events they will be the long range future of the Blizzard football team,” stated Blizzard Co-Owner, Art Clarkson.

“I wanted to stay with the team and keep the Blizzard in the community because it is good entertainment and it gives the guys that play for the team a chance to stay in shape, try and win a championship and get ready for the next level,” said Ahman Green.

“Several weeks ago we saw a press release stating that unless new owners were found by September 1st the team would cease operations.  We felt compelled to help the Blizzard continue to serve the community with great family entertainment and to provide opportunities for young men to play professional football,” stated Larry Treankler

“We look forward to the opportunity to work with the current staff and if I can make it so that my husband can enjoy football as close to 12 months out of the year as possible… that is a win for everyone!” says Kathy Treankler

The Blizzard would like to thank Tom Burgess, John Meyers, Matt Umentum and Bob Weyers, for their contributions for making the Blizzard successful during the last four years.

The IFL plans to release the Blizzard’s 2014 schedule in Mid-October. The Blizzard’s slogan for 2014 will be Passion. Community. Green Bay. to reinforce the team’s dedication to the community and to the City of Green Bay.

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