The Sudbury Wolves organization has confirmed to Sudbury.com that the Sudbury Spartans Football Club has been purchased, meaning the hockey team and the football team are under the same ownership.
Details of the deal have not yet been released, but Wolves owner Dario Zulich plans to make all things clear at a press conference tomorrow morning at the Radisson Hotel.
Special guests, players, alumni, sponsors and others are expected to be on hand.
The Spartans were born in the early 1950s as a senior football team under the name the Sudbury Hardrocks. Those were the days when amateur senior football was thriving in Northern Ontario.
In 1967, the team was re-christened the Spartans by then head coach Sid Forster.
Regional and league championships followed. By 2006, the situation wasn't as rosy, and the Spartans hit the pause button due to a lack of players. It ceased operations in 2007.
The team rejoined the NFC in 2011 and became owned by Costello and Goddin in 2014.
The Spartans were back and benefiting from a more energetic local football scene that included the Sudbury Gladiators football club, and the Joe MacDonald Development League helping build new players.
What owner Zulich and the Wolves organization has planned for the team remains to be seen.