With D.C. United now playing at Audi Field, the New England Revolution are now one of the few remaining cases of an MLS team badly needing a soccer-specific stadium.
The Revs most recently attempted to build one near the University of Massachusetts Boston, but that fizzled in June 2017. However, their next plan may be in motion, according to the owners of one of the league’s new expansion franchises.
Speaking to The Miami Herald, Jorge Mas — one of the Miami expansion group’s key investors — stated that the Revs are in the process of beginning construction on a downtown Boston stadium.
“One of the only franchises left to build a soccer-specific stadium is the New England Revolution, which is owned by Bob Kraft of the New England Patriots,” Mas said. “They’re building a facility, I think, right near or next to Boston Garden, so they’re in.”
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Mas’s statement may not hold much water, however. A Revolution spokesperson declined to comment on the situation and city officials claimed to know nothing of any stadium plans.
Man’ suggestion would have the Revolution playing home games in the heart of downtown Boston, which would be a dream come true for a team that has struggled to draw fans to Gillette Stadium, located 20 miles from downtown Boston.