The Revolution are getting a new facility

The Revolution held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning for their new practice facility. The training center will be behind the current practice fields. It’s set to be ready by the spring of 2019.

It was last fall when the Revs were talking about building a new training facility in Foxborough. The new complex will feature four training fields, three grass fields, and a turf field. Also a training facility for the team and the academy.

Owner Robert Kraft said this morning it will be good for the community. Team President Brian Bilello said, this morning “We’re really excited about today, and the future of the Revs.”

 Jonathan and Robert Kraft were there

Jonathan Kraft said the project is the “next big milestone” for the team. Kraft also said;

“Many teams overseas already have their academy programs on the same site as their first teams, allowing for academy players to get inspired by the professionals. We’ve got all this space to work with, and we will keep adding as needs of the team and the sport demands.”

The two main fields will be built behind the facility so players and coaches can walk straight to the field from their locker rooms.

Since the Patriots have their own set of practice fields, it will be good for the Revs to have their own facility, too. Five months ago Foxborough residents approved a change to allow for outdoor athletic facilities and fields behind the stadium. Having it done by the spring of 2019 seems pretty quick but it’s going to look nice when it’s done.

After having a late night last night, the Krafts say we are fortunate to live in a great sports town that cares about its teams. Town Manager William Keegan is glad the vote went through and the facility will be built.