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The New England Revolution’s proposed soccer stadium is expected to be approved by the Massachusetts Senate after 28 years of cohabitation with owner Robert Kraft’s Patriots.
The New England Revolution’s proposed soccer stadium is expected to be approved by the Massachusetts Senate after 28 years of cohabitation with owner Robert Kraft’s Patriots.

By Alex Raskin

21:06 08 July 2024, updated 21:22 08 July 2024




The Massachusetts State Senate is expected to pass a proposal on Thursday that would allow MLS’s New England Revolution to build a dedicated soccer stadium on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, a small city north of Boston.

Matt Stout of the Boston Globe was the first to report on the development on Monday.

The Kraft Group, which controls the Revolution and is led by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, released visualizations of the facility in April.

The estimated cost of the project is $500 million and would provide football fans with a much closer viewing experience than they currently have at Gillette Stadium, the arena the Revolution has shared with the Patriots since 1996.

One reason for the club’s appeal, according to club officials, is the presence of various immigrant groups throughout Eastern Massachusetts, which team officials are confident will rally behind the team.

The Kraft Group released the first renderings in April, but these are not yet final
There are rumors that the stadium could provide a water transportation option for commuters.
The Mystic River in Everett is traditionally home to various industries

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“These municipal soccer stadiums have really come along well and are a great asset to the community,” Revs President Brian Bilello said in April. “There’s no doubt that if we could make this project happen, we would sell out.”

The proposed site offers numerous transportation options, including a stop on Boston’s Orange Line less than a mile away. Other possibilities include extensions of the Silver Line or commuter rail.

There is also talk of adding various water transit options along the Mystic River, a major estuary that ultimately flows into the Charles River.

Although the Mystic River is probably best known for the film of the same name, it has traditionally been home to various industries that have polluted the waterway.

The Revolution currently sits in 12th place in the MLS Eastern Conference with a record of 7-1-12.

The club won its only MLS title in 2021 and is currently ranked sixth in terms of attendance.

It is currently planned that Gillette Stadium will host seven World Cup matches in 2026.



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