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8 Total Updates since October 2, 2012
5 months ago Article 2 comments
First the Revere news broke. Then Somerville was back in. Suddenly, Fall River and Freetown wanted a piece of the Revolution pie, too. Now, seemingly out of the blue, Steve Wynn's plans to build a casino in Everett could halt the most recent hopes for a New England soccer-specific stadium.
7 months ago Article 11 comments
The New England Revolution appeared to be caught in a love triangle with Revere and Somerville over their prospective stadium location, but that triangle may have expanded to some sort of convoluted rhomboid of lust. Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan wants the MLS club to put down roots in his dear city.
7 months ago Article 4 comments
As more information has become available concerning the growing interest from Revere and Somerville in bringing a New England Revolution stadium to their municipalities, it's starting to look more and more like Bob and Jonathan Kraft have made very savvy business decisions to benefit the Revs.
8 months ago Article 0 comments
Since the opening salvo on Twitter about a potential move to Wonderland, the social media outlet has been booming with discussion of a conceivable SSS for New England.
8 months ago Article 6 comments
On November 4th, 2008 Massachusetts residents entered the voting booth prepared to select the next president, but it was how they answered one of the three voter-initiated ballot questions that could end up determining the future home of the New England Revolution.
8 months ago Update 2 comments
EDIT: Recovered the original article! Edited appropriately.
But wait! All this buzz and hullabaloo about the New England Revolution building a stadium in Revere, and everyone stops thinking about other locations. Revere isn't the Revs' only option, it seems. After all, has everyone forgotten about Somerville or something?
Short answer? Yeah, we have.
Apparently rumors of the demise of a possible "Revs to Somerville" deal were greatly exaggerated. Sean Donahue at New England Soccer Today reported that Somerville still has a dog in the fight, and talks, while still preliminary, have not died off entirely.
All right, so it's really good to hear that the Revs aren't putting all their eggs in one basket. Frankly, I hope they shop around for different sites and take the deal that makes the most sense, should any be forthcoming. Hell, they oughta be talking to UMass Boston about the Expo Center property; that location, on the high-speed red line, would probably beat all the others.
Honestly, it just sounds like Thomas Champion, the Executive Director of Communications for Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone (get that on a business card), is miffed that a different municipality is getting all the attention. The Revs have been courting Somerville for something like five years. Five years. If you guys wanted a stadium, you should have gotten it done already instead of yanking the Revs' chain.
I'm quite sure the Revs are still maintaining low level talks in Somerville. And apparently now it's about Assembly Square, which is a different site than the old spot (Brickbottom) and has a definite time-table on an MBTA orange line stop being built. But I'm also quite sure that the enthusiasm showed by Dan Rizzo is not something the Revs will overlook as they continue this process, and I don't see any sort of enthusiasm like that from Champion.
Regardless, Champion does make one salient point: a lot of this depends on the casino at Suffolk Downs. Rizzo has talked about using the mitigation payments from the casino developer to fund the stadium; if there's no casino, I'm not sure Rizzo finds a way to raise the money. It's important to remember that.
So Somerville's not out of it yet. Options are always nice, I guess.
8 months ago Video 6 comments
Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo spoke to Shannon Mulaire on Fox 25 about the possibility of the New England Revolution building a soccer-specific stadium at the Wonderland dog track. It was a good interview, and both Mulaire and Rizzo demonstrated more than a passing knowledge of the Revs and the situation.
8 months ago Article 11 comments
There are pros and cons to every news story, but right now lines are being drawn for a Wonderland soccer-specific stadium proposal that doesn't even exist...yet
8 months ago Article 23 comments
Word came out last week that the New England Revolution were back in talks with Revere about building a stadium at the old Wonderland Dog Track, and Brian Bilello lent some credence to the news. Is it a workable solution for the Revs?