Wizards chief says move to Kansas in the works

Kansas City Wizards president Robb Heineman is telling supporters

the team will be moving to Kansas.

In a letter posted on the team’s Web site, Heineman says he

is confident bonds can be sold for the construction of a soccer

stadium in Wyandotte County’s Village West development.

He says site preparation could begin as early as next week,

with plans to have the stadium open midway through the 2011 season.

Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. and OnGoal, the group

representing the Wizards, are proposing a $414 million development

near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The project includes

an 18,500-seat stadium for the Wizards and two dozen soccer fields

for amateur teams.

The team currently plays at a stadium across the state line

in Missouri.