It’s been almost a decade since the New England Patriots signed a new stadium plan, and now that it’s been approved by the federal government, it looks like New England will be able to move into the new stadium.
The New England Stadium Authority said on Tuesday that the approval will allow the team to begin building its new stadium in 2019, which would allow the league to move from its current site in Gillette Stadium, which opened in 2013.
New England currently plays at Gillette, but the stadium is slated to be a full-time facility that will seat over 50,000.
The stadium authority says that it will be used for soccer and men’s and women’s soccer, along with soccer operations.
The authority says it will also use the stadium for other events, including concerts and other events that are not soccer-specific.
There are also plans to add a women’s and children’s section, but those are still in the works.
The new stadium is expected to cost $1.3 billion, but there are concerns that the state and federal governments could be more conservative with that amount.
The Patriots are owned by the New York Giants and are expected to play in the new $1 billion stadium for a few years.