New England Revolution President Brian Billelo Asked About Soccer-Specific Stadium
Bruce Arena said the idea of the Revs having a soccer-specific stadium would be "tremendous."
New England Revolution fans have been anticipating the announcement of a soccer-specific stadium in Boston for over a decade and Revolution President Brian Bilello was asked about New England receiving a SSS of their own on Thursday.
During Thursday’s Boston 2026 World Cup event, Boston.com’s Hayden Bird asked Bilello about the possibility of a soccer-specific stadium for the Revolution. Bilello responded with, "no comment right now, just staying with the World Cup.”
It’s worth remembering that Wynn Resorts purchased the Mystic Generating Station in March. The roughly 45 acres of land sits adjacent to Everett’s Encore Casino. While there are currently no plans for the land, it seems as if the Krafts might be keen on building a soccer-specific stadium for the New England Revolution.
While Bilello did not comment on the possibility of a Revs stadium, he touched upon some changes coming to Gillette Stadium with the World Cup in 2026. Bilello talked about how grass was installed over the existing Gillette turf for international soccer events in the past and Bilello mentioned how they are examining the “balance of events” at Gillette but did confirm “the turf’s being completely ripped up [for the World Cup].”
Still, what happens after the World Cup “hasn’t been figured out” but Bilello stated, “[the grass] will come out at some point following the World Cup.”
While Billelo didn’t want to comment at the World Cup event, head coach and sporting director Bruce Arena pointed toward the Revs eventually building a soccer stadium when he met with the media on Thursday.
Arena was asked about his accomplishments and goals with the Revolution by our own Seth Macomber and Arena quickly applauded the Revs on-field efforts
“We've had a good competitive team every year,” Arena said. “My goal here was to make this franchise better. On the field, and I think we’re slowly getting there.”
Arena then shifted to what he looked to accomplish with the Revolution and that’s when the stadium talk began.
“We've talked about one day having a soccer stadium of our own and I think that would be tremendous, because Boston is such a great sports town, and that would certainly help elevate the franchise as well.”
Like previous instances of a possible stadium for the Revs, it’s a wait-and-see type of situation. For the fans' sake, hopefully, the day the Revs break ground on a stadium sooner rather than later.