Report: Revolution owner Robert Kraft planning new stadium in Boston
New England Revolution owner Robert Kraft is planning to build a new soccer stadium in Boston to move the team out of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, The Boston Globe reports.
The Revolution are reportedly eyeing land off I-93 in South Boston that is close to several forms of public transportation, including South Station and the Red Line.
Through a spokesman, the Krafts on Monday said: "We are currently developing concepts for how a soccer stadium for the Revolution can benefit the greater Boston area. Once we have more developed plans, we will comment further."
The Revolution currently play at Gillette Stadium, home to Kraft's New England Patriots. Gilette has a capacity of nearly 70,000, while the Revolution only averaged 16,681 fans this season, according to the Globe.
Revolution president Brian Bilello told the Globe last month that a smaller stadium would be better for the team because it could charge more for better seating.
The Revolution finished in second place in the Eastern Conference this season with a 17-4-13 record. They defeated the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference semifinals and start the Eastern Conference Championship on Sunday against the New York Red Bulls.
- Paul Palladino