Robert Kraft Is Willing To make Costly Changes To being The World Cup To Gillette Stadium

Robert Kraft is spearheading a charge to bring the 2026 World Cup games to Foxborough, Massachusetts. He’s willing to make massive and costly changes to Gillette Stadium to ensure six World Cup games are played there.

Robert Kraft, CEO of The Kraft Group and majority owner of the professional football team, the New England Patriots, bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup games. This is the second time the state of Massachusetts would host the games, as Robert Kraft did in 1994 when the games were played at what was then known as Foxboro Stadium.

In a move to entice FIFA officials to consider Gillette Stadium as one of several host sites in the United States, Kraft stated that Gillette Stadium would be renovated in order to suit the needs of the tournament, its players, and its fans. Among the proposed renovations, the stadium would get a natural grass surface installed. This means removing the synthetic surface that covers the grounds now. A sprinkler system is already in place and would be “revived” to treat the natural grass as needed. Also, in order to accommodate the space needed for a standard pitch size, sideline seating would be removed to meet the measurement requirements, as well as to make room for the many press representatives. Although the changes come with a heavy price tag, projections of revenue and viewership make these expenses worthwhile. Go to this page for more information.

Robert Kraft graduated from Harvard Business school in 1968 with a degree in business administration. 1972 Kraft founded International Forest Products, and from there he created a diverse platform of family businesses under the blanket name, The Kraft Group. Robert Kraft and his family are leaders in philanthropy and are actively involved with charitable activities including healthcare, youth sports, and women’s issues. Kraft is also a Trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as well as Columbia University.


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