Investor Jonathan Kraft, who owns the New England Revolution, said he was “hopeful” that the team would be able to move into a soccer-specific stadium in the near future.
In a Boston sports-talk radio appearance on Tuesday, Kraft said the Revs’ long-term future was away from the 68,000-plus-seat Gillette stadium that the team currently shares with the NFL’s New England Patriots.
Speaking on the 98.5 Sports Hub, Kraft added that he believed that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also wanted to the city to host a new stadium.
Speaking on the topic, Kraft said, “I think Walsh understands the power and the value to a community of one of these facilities. We’re hopeful that in the near future something will be able to happen. It’s something we’ve been working on for a while.”
He further added that the potential soccer-specific stadium would hopefully provide the special atmosphere that exists in several other venues around the league.
The Revs seem to be a club very much on the up in Major League Soccer (MLS) and the team is hoping to reach the MLS Cup for the first time since 2007 because their dream of winning the trophy are quite alive this time.