After 28 years of sharing a stadium with the Patriots a shot at a New England Revolution stadium in Everett might soon be a score.
The New England Revolution, or NE Revs for short, might earn the government’s blessing to start building their own stadium in the Boston area. The Kraft Group has shared dreams of building the MLS team stomping grounds of their own. Since 1995, the team trained and competed at Gillette Stadium for all of its home games, but of course, that means sharing with the New England Patriots.
Proposed New England Revolution stadium site
The 43-acre plot of land sits along the Mystic River in Everett, nearby Encore. The caveat causing years of pushback for the stadium the area’s labeling as a “high-traffic port”. This designation limits what can be built on the waterfront.
While the main motivation for the Kraft Group and Everett in building the stadium is to provide a permanent home for the NE Revs and their fans, the stadium would be a multi-purpose facility with substantial opportunities:
- Minimum 75 new parking spots
- Improved foot traffic access to Everett
- Expansion of Sullivan Square MBTA stop
- Dining and entertainment facilities
- $10 million housing stabilization
- Local soccer team training and education
- Band Program training facility
- Public park
While no date has been determined for when this stadium might become a reality, substantial progress has been made on the law enforcement side. On Monday, November 13, 2023, an amendment was made in the Senate that removed designation of the area as a “high-traffic port.” This amendment provides permission the building permits to move forward.
Do Bostonians want another stadium?
Bostonians voiced mixed feelings about the Everett stadium.
Local cook, Juan Fuentes notes “instead of going almost two hours to Foxboro and Gillette Stadium, it can be closer here, you know. For me, it’s a good idea.” Fuentes hopes to take his 14-year-old soccer-obsessed son to games at the new stadium.
While others worry the stadium will worsen the already awful traffic of the city.
Jim Ghikas, GM of Mike’s Roast Beef, is less enthusiastic. “I’m not thrilled about a stadium coming down here. I don’t know how much traffic that’s going to bring in.”
The return of women’s professional soccer to Boston
In other exciting soccer news, the National Women’s Soccer League returns to Boston in 2026! Games are set to begin in 2026 at a refurbished White Stadium in Franklin Park. The FIFA World Cup is slated to play in Boston come 2026 as well.