April 21, 1996 – New England Revolution prepare for inaugural MLS home game
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New England Revolution investor/operator Jonathan Kraft said the team had released additional tickets for the Saturday, April 27 visit from D.C. United. On April 20, the Revolution registered their first victory (1-0 over the New York/New Jersey MetroStars at Giants Stadium). Earlier in the month, the 22,000 initial capacity at Foxboro Stadium had been sold out. The Revolution would be the last of the 10 MLS teams to stage a home-opener, and the previous nine had averaged 33,941 attendance. The number “compared favorably” with Major League Baseball’s 41,610 average for 1996 home-openers, according to The Boston Globe.
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