Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by patfan1, Feb 17, 2023.
I used that as my quote in my college year book.
25K would be just about right.
Don't forget paid parking, etc. Agreed ...but give the people what they want.
25k with the ability to extend it to 30k in the future is ideal. Grass surface, built with acoustics in mind.
Is the idea of everett still alive?
It better be, because I don't think any other option exists.
I don't have an idea of the credibility of this, but maybe others can chime in.
And this as well...
It's probably best to go to a reliable source and not someone who probably committed libel.
So the reporter from Everett committed Libel?
The Globe article is behind a paywall, but the interesting thing to me from the other articles is that they are talking about the sale of the land. If they are able to work through all the community groups, environmental regs and various power brokers and Kraft does end up buying the parcel, that's a good thing. Word is (or was) that Kraft wanted to own the land (not lease it from someone else) So he could build a similar retail operation like Patriot Place adjacent to the stadium.
Well, the Everett Leader Herald is basically one guy, Joshua Resenk, who made up stories about the mayor of Everett. So, pretty much yes.
Wow, talk about truth being stranger than fiction...
Since the site is industrial, I doubt there are any community groups too worried about it (famous last words). Dealing with environmental regulations is pretty much standard for building in Massachusetts, so that's baked in. Honestly, my biggest worry is that the Krafts don't know when to say yes.
I think the biggest issue is political - how to push through a bill to get past the maritime use restrictions (whether that means reforming the whole program or just special-casing this parcel) without making the pols look bad or creating a cabal of other business entities complaining that they didn't get a shot at it.
I don't think that's such a big hurdle if the will is there. Everyone wants to make that area less industrial. I don't think anyone wants a tanker port next to a casino.
I think the hurdle is how to do it so the politicians don't take a beating over it. Sure, people don't want a tanker port, but once replacing it becomes a viable option, everyone and their brother will have some preferred us for the site. And then there's the fact that other developers would feel like they should have a shot at that site.
I think this will require special legislation that favors the Kraft project, but no one will want it to look that way.
The NWSL has officially approved the Boston franchise. They may be able to throw some clout (one of the owners is the daughter of the Celts owner) into the mix.
It also adds a potential tenant to make the finances work.
Doesn't Wynn own the property? Nothing is going there if they don't want it.
From what I've heard, Wynn is willing to lease the land and Kraft wants to buy it.
Well, with Bilello on it I'm sure they'll get that worked out ...
If I'm not mistaken a company called Realty Income (a real estate investment trust - publicly traded company) bought the property and is currently leasing it back to Wynn. If this land is included, then I'm sure that if the Krafts are willing to pay fair value for the land, they can buy it - pending of course working out all the environmental stuff.
A little off topic but still, I say, until the F.O. is transparent on the truth of the Bruce debacle, in my mind, Bilello is responsible for losing him.
Again, I like him personally, but he's been absolutely allowed to skate. No media pressure, not many calling for his job. It's a master-class in accomplishing little (since the stadium is a huge component of his job) but getting paid a lot for it. He failed at his hires with Burns, Heaps and Friedel. And I'll need to see proof that he had anything to do with Arena being brought in. I'm guaranteeing that was a conversation between Bruce and the Krafts.
Agreed. I've met him personally on several occasions. I even had a long conversation with him once as he pulled up a barstool next to me at the Banshee. Super nice guy,
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