The Revolution currently play at Gillette Stadium, but the Krafts have been seeking a soccer-specific home for the team for years. And with the Revolution enjoying perhaps the best year in team history in 2014 on the business side, there’s some momentum in Boston for a facility closer to the city — and the perceived heart of the Revolution fan base in a proposed site on Interstate 93, close to MBTA’s Red Line and the South Station.
For what will be at least a $100-million project, it will take lots of money up front — which is why any new Revolution stadium project will require the sale of major sponsorship components before the first shovel of dirt is turned. From the Boston Globe:
The Krafts have approached at least one company about potential naming rights and other sponsorship opportunities, according to the company, which for obvious reasons does not want to be outed.
Think something along the lines of TD Garden or Gillette Stadium — multiyear, million-dollar arrangements. In its solicitation to the company, the Kraft organization said it will eventually be looking for corporate sponsors.
With most sports facilities in Boston privately financed, we don’t expect to see any major requests for public assistance from the Krafts — but you may see some public money put into preparing any stadium site for construction.