WICHITA, KS- The Wichita Wingnuts recently won "Best Local Sports Team" honors in the Wichita Eagle's inaugural Readers' Choice survey.
The survey covered over 130 categories throughout the Wichita area, including food, shopping, and services. Over 4,000 votes were submitted during an 11-day period from late-July into early-August. The official results were made public on September 24th.
"This is a great honor for our organization, especially with so many other first-class sports entities in the Wichita area", said Wingnuts' President Josh Robertson. "We've been blessed with great fan support from day one, and thank the community for this recognition."
Since the Wingnuts began play in 2008, the franchise has averaged 3,301 fans per game whlie compiling a 153-134 (.533) record. The Wingnuts have finished in either first or second place in four of six "half-seasons" during this period.
The Wichita Eagle was founded in 1872 and is currently distributed to over 80,000 households. You can also find the Eagle online at www.kansas.com
The Wingnuts open the 2011 season in mid-May and will announce their official schedule in the coming months. For information on 2011 season tickets and packages, call the Wingnuts' office at (316) 264-NUTS or visit the team's official website at www.wichitawingnuts.com