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Robert Kraft Wants To Build New Revolution Stadium In Boston, Though Talks Still Far Apart

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 16

Revolution Owner Robert Kraft is "still angling to build a soccer stadium on the site of the former Bayside Expo Center," though he, the city of Boston and UMass "do not appear close to an agreement," according to Shirley Leung of the BOSTON GLOBE. The Kraft family has been "engaged in regular ...

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