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Comets Co-Owner Acquires 98-Acre Soccer Complex

December 5, 2022 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - Kansas City Comets News Release


The Western Missouri Soccer League (WMSL) has acquired new ownership.

AVB Properties, LLC, an entity solely owned by Kansas City Comets Managing Partner Brian Budzinski, has acquired both the land and the league operator of WMSL. Budzinski is excited to improve the complex that has been such a vital spot for soccer development in the Northland.

"I look forward to enhancing the property while broadening services to provide an inclusive sports complex with opportunities for all residents of the community," Budzinski said.

WMSL has served the Kansas City area since 1979, providing natural grass playing surfaces to hundreds of thousands of families in the community since its inception more than four decades ago.

A 15-minute drive from the Kansas City International Airport, the soccer complex is in Clay County off NE Soccer Drive in Kansas City, MO. This land parcel sits on the corner of Highway 435 just south of Highway 152.

Mark Nasteff of Nasteff & Quinn represented the buyer, AVB Properties, LLC. Luke Meriwether of Lathrop GPM represented the seller.

"As the President of WMSL Board of Directors, I am excited for the next phase in the history of the WMSL complex," Rob Clayton said. "As the new owner of WMSL, Brian brings with him a wealth of knowledge of soccer in the Northland, a former player, coach, current managing partner of the KC Comets, and owner of the Kansas City Soccer Dome. Brian has put together a great plan as to what the WMSL facility will become."

Here is drone footage of the area acquired:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eaer6exfufh3wl6/Clip%207.m4v?dl=0

Western Missouri Soccer League:The Western Missouri Soccer League (WMSL) is a 98-acre natural grass soccer complex in Clay County Missouri. One of the oldest soccer complexes in the Kansas City area, WMSL Soccer Complex is conveniently located at 6201 NE Soccer Drive, Kansas City Missouri 64119.

In 1979 four parents started the league to provide an opportunity for about 100 children to play soccer, WMSL has continuously operated and served Kansas City's Northland for generations. For more information visit www.wmslsoccer.com or contact us at 816-459-7543. Our front office is located at 6022 NE Antioch Rd #2, Gladstone, MO 64119


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