NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION PLAN NEW STADIUM

New England's current attendance issues may be coming to an end as the club have begun designing new soccer-only stadium.

The club is currently attracting an average attendance of 13,281 fans this season but believes with a possible move would allow them to easily fill a 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium.

The club currently play their home games at Gillette Stadium - which they share with New England Patriots - in suburban Foxborough, Massachusetts, 30 miles southwest of downtown Boston and only accessible by car, but the Revs' are planning a move to Revere, Mass., seven miles north of downtown and is connected to the city by mass transit. 

Revolution president Brian Bilello said: “We are in discussions with the city of Revere, which offers the proximity to urban centers and access to transit that we are seeking for a future Revolution stadium, but talks are preliminary at this stage.

“We've been steadfast that we want to be on the T (subway) in an urban location.

"I don't think we've been too careful with it. I think we've drawn a line to say this is what it needs to be to have the impact everyone wants it to have. Once we can get past that point, I think it'll be pretty quick. If anything, we'll rush through it to get it built as quickly as possible.”

Bilello said the club hopes to secure a site and build the stadium ahead of the 2015 or 2016 season.

Posted on 03/10/2012