Minnesota announced on January 27 that AUDL would assume responsibility operations for the Wind Chill team. Atlanta Hustle (AUDL South Division) were in a similar situation for the 2016 season.
According to the announcement: "Effective immediately, the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) executive office has reached an agreement with the Minnesota Wind Chill Owner Santiago Escobar that will transfer ownership to the league, with the AUDL assuming responsibility for all team operations. Heading into the 2017 season, the league executive council has appointed Ben Feldman as acting general manager and part owner for the franchise. Both the AUDL and the Minnesota Wind Chill organization would like to sincerely thank Santiago for his invested passion and contributions to the franchise since the team was first established in 2013."