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Jonathan Kraft: Revs open to stadium in Providence

The Revs continue to hunt for a possible soccer specific stadium and it appears the capital of Rhode Island is in play.

New England Revolution president Jonathan Kraft told GoLocal News Providence the club is open to suggestions from our nation’s smallest state.

“We have a lot of fans of the Revolution who support us in Foxboro who are Rhode Island based,” Kraft said.

“We are open to doing anything in Rhode Island with any of our businesses. The leadership of Governor Raimondo and Secretary Pryor who I have dealt with on some things has been exceptional from a business perspective. I think it is a great time for any business person to look at the state.”

The Revs had been looking to build a soccer specific stadium in Boston since as far back as 2013, but those plans fell through in April last year. They also looked at Providence back then, touring potential sites with city officials.

In addition, Kraft offered a potential timeline for a stadium deal, regardless of where they choose to build it.

“We’re hopeful that by the end of 2018 the Revolution will have announced a soccer specific stadium,” he said.


  1. Ah yes, the annual stadium tease from the Krafts. Throw this one on the same heap as the previous ones – Revere, I-93 Corridor, Lynnfield. and now Rhode Island…..

  2. If indeed the move is consummated, the question will become; Will the Team still be called the Rhode island Revs?, Or, I suggest, the “Rhode Island Reds” a “chicken or the eggs type of question indeed.

    • Interior shots are always more boring for stadiums. 90% of the image is fans and the field – exactly the same no matter which stadium it is. At that point it’s all about the roof.

  3. “the club is open to suggestions from our nation’s smallest state.”
    LOL, the billionaires want to know how much Rhode Island wants to pay.


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