Kansas City Wizards have announced the hiring of veteran sports facility & marketing manager David Ficklin to head up the efforts to build both their permanent and temporary stadiums. With experience in creating temporary venues for soccer, football, and the Olympics among other things, Ficklin seems like the right man for the unenviable task of making KC's upcoming wilderness years as smooth (and hopefully not too embarrassing) as possible until they are able to move into a new home.
Also of note is that he's worked for prominent architecture firm HOK, where I once worked in their Oxford Street branch. They're responsible for such innovative stadiums as the the New Wembley Stadium and the Arizona Cardinals new mega-stadium, & soccer grounds both large (Arsenal's Emirates Stadium) and small (the Colorado Rapids soon-to-open stadium).
This is a very good sign that the clubs new owners On Goal are commited to the franchise, the league and Kansas City (rumblings of a KC move have been heard ever since the unavailability of Arrowhead were made known). From what I hear league officials have quickly become enamored with this new ownership group and I can see why; young, moneyed, and savvy these guys are a welcome addition to the growing MLS ownership group.