BOSTON — Contrary to a statement made by Miami FC co-owner Jorge Mas, the New England Revolution is not in the process of building a new stadium in downtown Boston, according to the mayor’s office and the city’s zoning board.
In a video that made rounds on social media Tuesday, Mas appears to suggest the Revolution have plans to leave Gillette Stadium.
“One of the only franchises left to build a soccer-specific stadium is the New England Revolution, owned by Bob Kraft, of the New England Patriots,” Mas said. “They’re building a facility, I think, right near or next to the Boston Garden, so they’re in.”
Officials representing both Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and the city’s zoning board said there is no truth to Mas’ claim.
“There is not a proposal before the city/or the BPDA regarding a stadium,” Bonnie McGilpin of the Boston Planning & Development Agency told Pro Soccer USA.
“Mayor Walsh has always said that he’s interested in building a soccer stadium in Boston, however there is currently no proposal before the city,” added Samantha Ormsby, Press Secretary for Mayor Walsh.
Neither the Revolution nor representatives from Major League Soccer responded to requests for comment.