The Globe claims that the Kraft family has spoken to University of Massachusetts officials about building a stadium on the waterfront property at the old Bayside Expo Center. The land was purchased by UMass in 2010.
In a statement given to the Globe, UMass spokesman Robert Connolly said, "We’ve worked closely with the Kraft family in the past and have a shared desire to create new opportunities for our students and for the Commonwealth."
The Revolution currently play at Gillette Stadium, which also houses the New England Patriots. The Kraft family has long expressed a desire to build a soccer-specific stadium in the city. The most recent rumor was that the Krafts were eyeing a piece of land on Frontage Road in the South End of Boston.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber has been public in his support of the Kraft family. Garber recently stated that the Revs are closer to a stadium than New York City FC. He also said that a Revs groundbreaking will happen in our lifetime.
While the Kraft family didn't provide a comment for the Globe's story, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh did reaffirm his interest in building a soccer stadium.
"He is open to having a conversation about it," Walsh spokeswoman Laura Oggeri said in a statement to the Globe. "It’s important that any discussion about a stadium includes how it can be used as a catalyst for bringing much-needed improvements to any surrounding neighborhoods."