Revolution Hope '26 World Cup Boosts Chance For Boston Stadium
The Revolution "moved the ball up the field in their quest to boost soccer and build momentum for a stadium in downtown Boston" with yesterday’s announcement that parts of the '26 World Cup will be in America, according to Cotter & Atkinson of the BOSTON HERALD. Revolution officials and fans "hope games in Boston would boost the popularity of a club that lags behind the city’s four major sports teams in popularity." Revolution Owner Robert Kraft has been "looking to build a soccer-only stadium around Boston for years." He has "eyed Somerville’s Inner Belt, various parts of South Boston and the area that’s now the South Bay Center in Dorchester." Patriots VP/Media Relations Stacey James said that Kraft "still wants to put a soccer stadium in Boston." James added that the "goal of building the new stadium is separate from the World Cup, though observers said they believe it will fuel the effort" (BOSTON HERALD, 6/14).