Report: Revolution owner Robert Kraft planning new stadium in Boston

Tuesday November 18th, 2014

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."

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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.

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