MLS finalizes big-game venues for 2002

New England will host the 2002 MLS championship game at CMGI Field on Oct. 20. D.C. United will host the 2002 MLS All-Star game at RFK Stadium on Aug. 3. Two of the previous six MLS Cups have been played in New EnglandGs former home -- Foxboro Stadium. The Revolution begins its CMGI Field era May 11 when it hosts the Dallas Burn. The Kraft Family, owners of the Revolution and NFLGs New England Patriots, own and operate CMGI Field. It is a 68,000-seat, open-air facility with natural grass.

MLS CUP HISTORY (1996-2001)

2001 -- Columbus (Ohio) Crew Stadium (San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1) Attendance: 21,626 2000 -- RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. (Kansas City 1 Chicago 0) 39,159 1999 -- Foxboro (Mass.) Stadium (D.C. United 2 Los Angeles 1) 44,910 1998 -- Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA (Chicago 2 D.C. United 0) 51,530 1997 -- RFK Stadium, Washington D.C. (D.C. United 2, Colorado 1) 57,431 1996 -- Foxboro (Mass.) Stadium (D.C. United 3 Los Angeles 2) 34,643.

PAST ALL-STAR GAME VENUES

2001 -- Spartan Stadium, San Jose, Calif. 2000-- Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio 1999 -- Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif. 1998 -- Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Calif. 1997 -- Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. 1996 -- Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
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