Revolution considering soccer-specific stadium

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The Kraft Group, which owns the New England Revolution, is heavily considering following the trend set by some MLS franchises by building its own soccer-specific stadium in the Boston area.

Proposed to be built in the Somerville area of the city, the stadium would seat between 20,000 and 30,000 people, a number that could easily be filled, given the strong attendance for the Revs at Gillette Stadium. The main difference would be the atmosphere that would be created with having all the fans together as a unit, compared to at Gillette where they get lost in the 69,000-plus seats.

The stadium would be part of a revitalization plan for that area of Boston, which has suffered through some hard times of late, but the Kraft family and city officials want to turn the area into a "vibrant commercial and residential district." Doubling as a concert venue, the stadium could attract people of all interests to its grounds.

Following in the footsteps of the seven already built MLS soccer-specific stadiums, and the two to be built in the near future, the Revolution, one of the league's most successful teams, would have a home that they could call their own, something that would surely excite the strong soccer following in the New England area.