Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
New England Hopes to Join Soccer-Specific Club
Boston Globe, August 20th, 2009 5:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The New England Revolution hope to join increasing number of MLS teams that boast a soccer-specific stadium. The process behind building such a venue can be complicated, expensive, and time-consuming, but it can bring a host of benefits for a team, its fans, and the community. Brian Bilello, the Revolution's chief operating officer, said ownership remains committed to building a soccer stadium and is working to determine a site.

The Boston suburb Somerville has been mentioned in previous reports, but Bilello said the club is considering a number of sites. He declined to elaborate, but said, "There's a lot of upside potential if we can get the stadium in an urban core.''

The Revolution's current venue, Gillette Stadium, seats more than 68,000 and is about 27 miles from downtown Boston. The average soccer stadium in MLS seats between 18,000 and 27,000. Revolution coach Steve Nicol champions the upside to a smaller stadium. "It would be more intimate,'' Nicol said. "You would be close to the field and the whole thing that goes with that. We're certainly trying to get one. It's in Boston. It's not the easiest thing to get going. We'd love it, and I know it's something the Krafts have wanted to do. It's just location and all the other things that have to be determined."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Blind Injury Not as Bad as Feared     
Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out ...
Parma Deducted Points for Missing Payments    
Serie A club Parma will be deducted between one and six points this season for failing ...
MLS MVP Finalists Still Alive     
For the first time since 2010, all three MLS MVP finalists still have a chance of ...
Toure, Ivory Coast Confirm AFCON Participation     
Manchester City will increase its efforts to extend Frank Lampard's loan from New York City FC ...
Marseille Officials Implicated in Raids     
Ligue 1 leader Marseille is still in shock after fifteen current and past officials at the ...
Report: Qatari Whistleblower Fears for Safety     
Former Qatar 2022 bid worker Phaedra Almajid fears for her safety after FIFA ethics judge Joachim ...
Report: FIFA's Anti-Corruption Case in 'Disarray'    
FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia are meeting on Thursday to discuss the ...
Boca, River Square off in Copa Sudamericana Semis    
Buenos Aires archrivals River Plate and Boca Juniors are set to meet in the Copa Sudamericana ...
Report: Real to Receive $2 Million for Modric's Injury     
AS reports that FIFA will compensate Real Madrid with 1.6 million euros ($2 million) for the ...
Liverpool's Sturridge Out Six Weeks     
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has picked up yet another injury and is now set to miss ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives