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Relavent Quote: "Patriots spokesman Stacey James would say only, “The Kraft family has been very supportive of football at all levels of competition throughout New England. They are proud to have hosted Pop Warner, high school and college football games at Gillette Stadium. College football has a rich history in New England, and I know that the Krafts would welcome the opportunity to celebrate the college game’s rivalries and traditions at Gillette Stadium.”
If the Kraft family are on board for a UMass upgrade, that would the political and prestege push that could put UMass over the top.
The Blog would like to see ALL UMass games at Gillette. The fan base is in the East. Access to McGuirk is impossible due to the roads. UConn put their stadium near an interstate and Hartford. They knew no one was going to Storrs. The UMass fan base is already trained to use Gillette. Don't spend any money on McGuirk. Instead of a McGuirk upgrade, use the money for a new fieldhouse/training facility that would benefit all UMass sports.
There would be nothing wrong with being the "little brothers" of the Patriots.