The Robert Kraft plan entails all the elements necessary for a successful World Cup game, including a team store and concessions stand and a large meeting and assembly room used for training and football matches. Additionally, Gillette Stadium will be the home of an American professional soccer team, holding their first-ever World Cup match against whichever country leads in Group H—the United States or Mexico.
The stadium will also have a high-tech surveillance system, which will allow FIFA to monitor the number of fans in attendance and the number of available seats. This technology will monitor attendance and track the flow of fans throughout the stadium. Since Gillette Stadium is located in Foxborough, there are no major highways or roads nearby, so FIFA will be able to monitor how many people come into Gillette Stadium and how many leave after they’ve had their fill.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has already expressed his approval for this plan and has given Kraft his blessing to host World Cup games at Gillette Stadium. “I think it is a perfect idea,” Blatter said. “It will be good for the local economy, and the fans will have a wonderful experience there.”
Many would argue that this plan to host games in Foxborough is only to boost attendance and revenue for Gillette Stadium. It can also be viewed as an attempt by Kraft to get his team out of Gillette Stadium so he could sell the stadium and move his team to a larger metropolitan area. With many cities vying for World Cup hosting rights, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C., Robert Kraft may want to make sure that he gets his team out of Foxborough.
According to Forbes Magazine, Robert Kraft is worth an estimated $1.2 billion. Kraft was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and attended Boston University before moving to Florida in 1982 to attend law school at Nova Southeastern University. After moving from law school, he took a job with a law firm in Miami Beach, but he quickly realized that he preferred sports ownership over practicing law full-time.
Robert Kraft is The Kraft Group’s creator and chairman. The investment company owns or manages more than 30 businesses worldwide, including commodity trading, real estate development, and financial services.
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