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Bigger stadium a must for Harvard-bound Breakers
January 7th, 2014 8:32PM
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[NWSL 2014 COUNTDOWN] On the positive side of the Boston Breakers' first year in the NWSL, they sold out nine of 11 games at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass. On the negative side, they averaged less than 2,500 fans a game, making their long-term business prospects in the Boston suburb difficult, so the move back to Harvard Stadium, where they played for three years in WPS, makes a lot of sense.

“We are in a good place, which allows us to move to a bigger venue and continue to grow our fan base,” Boston Breakers general manager Lee Billiard said in a statement. “Harvard Stadium is a facility we are very familiar with, and a facility that is fantastic to host a sporting event. We are grateful to Harvard for welcoming us back and allowing us to call their amazing facility ‘home.’ After selling out nine of our 11 games in 2013, we decided a bigger stadium was a must for 2014. We want to grow as a business and provide our fanbase and players the best possible experience we can on game days.”

Harvard Stadium, which seats more than 30,000 fans, sits on the banks of the Charles River in Allston, Mass. Built in 1903, Harvard hosted Olympic soccer matches in 1984.

The Breakers averaged more than 4,000 fans a game in their three WPS seasons.

DASH SWAPS FOR MCLEOD.The expansion Houston Dash obtained goalkeeper Erin McLeod from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for another Canadian, forward Melissa Tancredi.

The trade means that Tancredi, one of the Dash's allocations, won't play for her college coach, Dash boss Randy Waldrum, who left Notre Dame to take the job.
 
“I'm very excited about Erin joining the Dash family. She is one of the top goalkeepers in the international game, and will help us tremendously in developing our defensive unit,” said Waldrum in a statement. “It's disappointing that I won't get to reunite with Melissa, but I know she will do great things in Chicago.”



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