Gov. Charlie Baker last week became the latest local notable to swing behind the idea of a soccer stadium in Dorchester.
He joins Mayor Marty Walsh, among others, as well as New England Revolution—and Patriots—principal owner Robert Kraft in musing aloud about a stadium that would seat 20,000 to 25,000 on the site of the shuttered Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester. (The Revolution is Boston’s Major League Soccer franchise and it currently plays at Gillette in Foxborough.)
Negotiations for the Bayside site, which the University of Massachusetts controls, having been going on for a long while; "but the sides do not appear close to an agreement," per the Globe’s Shirley Leung (who broke the Baker news).
Meanwhile, there are myriad attendant issues that would go along with a pro soccer stadium in Dorchester, including how to deal with the traffic and how to compensate neighbors whom construction might disrupt.
What’d you think?
- A soccer stadium in Dorchester could be ‘terrific,’ Baker says [Globe]
- Boston soccer stadium: What the proposal has going for it [Curbed Boston]