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Revs in preliminary talks for stadium home
by Paul Kennedy, October 4th, 2012 12:11AM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The New England Revolution, one of only two original MLS teams still without its own soccer-specific stadium, is in preliminary discussions with the city of Revere about a site for a possible soccer-specific stadium.

The Revs have played in Foxboro, Mass., since their launch in 1996. Like the original stadium, Gillette Stadium is owned by the Kraft Group, owner of the Revolution and the NFL Patriots.

New England ranks 18th out of 19 teams with an average of 13,281 fans a game at Gillette Stadium with a capacity (for football) of 68,756.

The Revs have targeted the site of the former Wonderland Greyhound Park, which Mayor Dan Rizzo says Revere wants to buy from Suffolk Downs. The park was shut down when greyhound racing was banned in Massachusetts.

Suffolk Downs hopes to build a casino resort in the area, and payments the city receives could be used to buy the land.

"We are in discussions with the city of Revere, which offers the proximity to urban centers and access to transit that we are seeking for a future Revolution stadium, but talks are preliminary at this stage," Revolution President Brian Bilello said in a prepared statement to the Boston media.

Revere is located about five miles north of Boston. Foxboro is located about 30 miles from Boston in the other direction.



2 comments
  1. Shaffie Pillay
    commented on: October 4, 2012 at 10:44 a.m.
    why not build in the current location, as everything else is in place
  1. Doug Olson
    commented on: October 5, 2012 at 4:56 p.m.
    Wonderland is so much closer to downtown. It already has a T-stop (subway) on the Blue line; same line as the airport. A soccer stadium easily reachable from the Boston subway system will draw all kinds of people that shun the drive to Foxboro. Hope they get it done.

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