The search for a permanent home for the New England Revolution continues.
One month after the Bayside proposal fell through, Franklin Field was suggested as a site for a soccer specific stadium, according to the Dorchester Report.
This latest project was proposed by Massachusetts State Representative Russell Holmes, who represents parts of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, and Roslindale. Holmes reached out to the Krafts, believing that the site could work despite not being easily accessible via public transportation.
“I want soccer,” Russell told the Dorchester Report. “I want professional soccer. I want all of that in our neighborhood… I wanted to make sure the Krafts and everyone knew that I am interested, that they have a partner.”
The Krafts ultimately passed, believing that Franklin Field is “not a good fit.” They then advised that Holmes reach out to America SCORES Boston, which is an organization that uses soccer to help disadvantaged youths. The program teaches kids about health, literacy, and leadership.