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
Nigerian U-20 star Dike hopes more Cowgirl goals will come    
Goals by Courtney Dike helped Nigeria reach the final of the Under-20 Women's World Cup in ...
Inzaghi: Milan Has Nothing to Lose Against Juve     
AC Milan on Saturday hosts Juventus in an early-season top-of-the-standings clash of Italian heavyweights. While Milan ...
London Wins Semis and Final of Euro 2020    
UEFA on Friday awarded Wembley Stadium in London as the venue for the semifinals and final ...
Prosecutor Calls for End to FIFA's Secrecy     
FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia on Friday said he wants more details published about corruption cases in ...
Pellegrini Defends Toure, Lampard     
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini defended Yaya Toure's performance against Bayern Munich during City's UEFA Champions ...
Mourinho Was 'Not Expecting' Lampard to Join Man City     
Jose Mourinho says he still has respect for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard even though he could ...
Mourinho: Relationship with Ronaldo 'Does Not Exist'    
Jose Mourinho says he no longer has any relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo now that he has ...
Arrests Mar Roma's UCL Win     
Police arrested three fans prior to AS Roma's UEFA Champions League opener against Russian side CSKA ...
Roma Players Warn City, Bayern Following Rout     
AS Roma's players said they are full of confidence following their 5-1 hammering of CSKA Moscow ...
Di Maria: "I Needed to Change My Life"    
In an interview with Perform, Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria says that he left Real ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives