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Revolution Were Close to Building a Stadium in 2007, according to Nicol

The Revolution still call Gillette Stadium home, but they almost relocated to Boston in 2007.

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Revolution don’t have a soccer specific stadium, but they did come close to building one in 2007, according to former head coach Stevie Nicol.

"I saw all the models and the plans in 2007 when it looked like the Krafts were going to get a new stadium," Nicol told the Boston Globe. "I assure you, it wasn’t for lack of effort.’’

The Globe article claims that the Revs were close to breaking ground on land near Boston Police headquarters. The plan was ultimately squashed by then-mayor Thomas Merino.

The team continues to search for a permanent home with a site on Frontage Road in the South End of Boston being a rumored location. There have also been reports that Robert Kraft has sought out potential stadium sponsors.

Many Revolution fans are skeptical when it comes to stadium news. However, it’s important to remember that Boston is a difficult city to build in. The Revs, who are currently in a comfortable situation with Gillette Stadium, can take a patient approach. There’s no need to settle when it comes to building their ideal stadium.