Report: Kraft family has a site for a Revolution stadium in mind
According to a report in the Boston Globe, initial plans for a new soccer stadium in Boston for the New England Revolution are “under way” and a potential site has been unearthed.
The report says a public lot off I-93 on Frontage Road has been tabbed as the very early leading candidate for the site. The lot is currently being used for public works and towed cars. At this point that is the only known site, while it may not be the only one under consideration.
A spokesperson for the family said to the Globe, “We are currently developing concepts for how a soccer stadium for the Revolution can benefit the greater Boston area. Once we have more developed plans, we will comment further.”
A computer-generated 3D map of the location in the Globe story shows the potential site would be quite the squeeze, with an MBTA transit maintenance facility - complete with train tracks - sit directly behind it, and the stadium would have to be squished between that and the road. However, close access to the transit lines would give the stadium easy access.
Just a week ago Jonathan Kraft confirmed the family has long coveted a stadium for the Revolution, saying that it’s “something we’ve been working on for a while,” while also admitting “we’ve come very close with a couple of situations over the past half-dozen years and they didn’t happen.”
Apparently the family has been hard at work to secure a stadium for a few months now, meeting with city officials to determine viability.