There are often rumors that the Revs are looking to build a stadium somewhere north of Boston, where scads of yuppies and immigrants—the perfect soccer demographic!—live densely packed side by side.
As a Somerville immigrant who no doubt counts as a yuppie by someone’s standards, it should come as no surprise that a “soccer specific stadium” close to Boston would be my dream come true.
Having been through some dark days as a Northern Ireland fan, I’ve seen the effect that a compact stadium full of enthusiastic support can have on a team’s on-field fortunes.
It’s no coincidence that as the Football For All campaign began to make an impact in the stands, the team itself quickly rose in the FIFA rankings by an unbelieveable 71 places in the space of 2 years.
The Krafts Are the Worst Owners in the League is a fantastic read for anyone interested in New England soccer or the evolution of MLS.
Clearly, moving the Revs would be a financial gamble … but it’s one the owners can afford to lose and the benefits are potentially huge.