BOSTON | Mystic Generating Station ( site for a new soccer stadium)


„ They’ve been on a long quest to find a suitable spot in or near Boston to build a stadium more similar in size to those used by other pro soccer teams, with 20,000 to 30,000 seats, and custom-designed for the game’s sightlines. Many sites have been pitched over the years, from the old Wonderland dog track in Revere to the industrial Inner Belt area in Somerville to the City of Boston’s public works yard next to the Southeast Expressway. The Krafts got close with the former Bayside Expo site, owned by UMass, but that idea was dropped in 2017 amid political pushback and traffic concerns.“ revolution-still-wonder-about-getting-their-own-stadium/

Old stadium concept: Stadium Statement From Robert and Jonathan Kraft | New England Revolution

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„ For years, there’s been talk about a Revs stadium in Everett. Finally, we can see what it might look like.

At last, the Krafts are ready to show images and discuss details of the soccer-specific stadium they want to build on the banks of the Mystic River

The Krafts’ New England Revolution offered the first glimpses of their proposed home on the Mystic River in Everett to coincide with a public hearing on state legislation that would enable the approximately $500 million project to move forward.

Building a standalone stadium in or near Boston has been a longtime goal of the Krafts. Revs president Brian Bilello said it would attract more fans, particularly from the immigrant communities in and around the city. The Kraft Group also aims to provide a more intimate experience in a stadium more appropriate for soccer. Seating would be closer to the field than at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, and an area behind one of the goals would be designed as standing-room only for diehard fans. He expects the stadium would seat as many as 25,000 fans, though no final number has been established.

Bilello said the stadium could host 19 to 24 Revs games a year, as well as other sporting events, concerts, and community festivals.

Should lawmakers approve the bill, the Krafts would then need to obtain a range of state and local permits, a process that could take two years, before construction could begin.“


75 parking spots for a location with no rail link? that’s barely enough for the team and staff. Would there be other lots nearby not run by the team?