There’s a lot of stadium news in sports recently and naturally the New England Revolution owners/investors Bob and Jonathan Kraft are making the media rounds as well.
First, Bob Kraft speaking to the LA Times about the new deal for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders and their move to Las Vegas:
Bob Kraft was speaking about the NFL here to the LA Times, and presumably not about his MLS team pic.twitter.com/yKqD2KDx9O— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) March 29, 2017
This makes complete sense however because Bob was one of the 31 owners who voted for the Raiders move to Las Vegas at the NFL owners meetings recently.
Next we have Jonathan Kraft, also speaking from the NFL owners meetings, about the impending stadium vote in St. Louis for an MLS venue. Jonathan is a member of MLS’ Expansion Committee that will give their recommendations for new MLS franchises for the 202 season.
“I think the stadium plan (in St. Louis) is really spectacular,” Kraft said at the NFL meetings in this St. Louis Dispatch article. “From an MLS perspective, stadiums in downtown urban cores are really what it’s all about. So the location is great, the architecture is beautiful. And it just seems to all fit.”
Personally, I think MLS going to St. Louis is a great idea and so does Taylor Twellman:
I’m not sure the recent NFL/NHL moves into Las Vegas are a great idea, but certainly I’m not as worried about the Raiders as I am the Golden Knights or whatever the hockey team is called.
Mostly I’m just bitter that Vegas got a hockey team before the Whalers returned to Hartford. St. Louis getting an SSS before Boston however, well, I let you guys discuss that in the comments.