Revolution Near Top In Ranking Safest MLS Stadiums

Revolution Near Top In Ranking Safest MLS Stadiums
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One of the original clubs of Major League Soccer has been at it on the pitches of New England since the mid-‘90s, with the New England Revolution taking to the grassy playing field of Gillette Stadium (and the old Foxborough Stadium before that) since 1996.  

While the Revolution have yet to win an MLS Cup across Massachusetts sports betting (losing the final in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2014), New England does have something going for it away from the pitch, as the franchise’s grounds rank as one of the safest in the 29-team league.  

With that in mind, BetMassachusetts.com created a ranking system to find the safest MLS stadiums for spectators. We created a ranking system that factors in the crime rating, total crime index, fanbase ranking and crime grade. All metrics are based on the exact city and zip code of each team’s stadium or arena. 

Safest MLS Stadiums

Rank 

Team 

Total Score 

Sporting Kansas City 

15.41 

2 

New England Revolution 

34.36 

FC Dallas 

40.39 

LA Galaxy 

56.74 

CF Montréal 

59.23 

Real Salt Lake 

61.39 

New York Red Bulls 

63.83 

Los Angeles FC 

67.91 

San Jose Earthquakes 

70.82 

10 

Charlotte FC 

73.95 

11 

New York City FC 

74.11 

12 

Columbus Crew 

79.13 

13 

Atlanta United FC 

80.91 

14 

Austin FC 

81.62 

15 

Toronto FC 

83.61 

Note: Neighborhoodscout.com was used to find the violent crime and total crime index; PesStatsDatabase.com was used to find the fan behavior ranking; CrimeGrade.org was used to find the crime grades. The lower the score, the safer the stadium.

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Revolution Among Safest MLS Stadiums

Of the stadiums that make up the MLS, only Sporting KC’s Children’s Mercy Park had a better safety score than New England’s total of 34.36, with the Kansas-based club finishing up at 15.41.  

Across the league, NE finished ahead of FC Dallas (40.39), LA Galaxy (56.74), CF Montreal (59.23), Real Salt Lake (61.39), New York Red Bulls (63.83), Los Angeles FC (67.91), San Jose Earthquakes (70.82) and Charlotte FC (73.95), who rounded out the MLS-wide top 10.  

Throw in New York City FC (74.11), Columbus Crew (79.13), Atlanta United FC (80.91), Austin FC (81.62) and Toronto FC (83.61) and you have the full ranking of the 15 safest stadiums in the MLS at the moment.  

While the Revolution currently have the longest MLS Cup odds of any franchise on Bet365 Massachusetts at the moment (at +30000), at least New England soccer fans can rest safe knowing their home grounds are some of the safest in the 29-team league.  

USA Today photo by Paul Rutherford.

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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