this week's poll

Should Rhode Island throw its hat into the ring as a potential home for the New England Revolution, if the soccer team leaves Foxboro?

Yes, any opportunity to add jobs should be pursued 44% | 76 votes
Yes, if no tax breaks are involved 34% | 59 votes
No, the state can't support a professional soccer team 21% | 36 votes
I don't know 2% | 3 votes
Posted 10/22/12

Fall River Mayor William A. Flanagan recently sent a letter to New England Revolution owner Robert Kraft, inviting him to tour the city as he searches for a new home for the soccer team. According to numerous media reports, Flanagan cited the city’s soccer culture and highway access as major selling points in its favor.

Other Massachusetts communities, including Revere, have also expressed interest in becoming the new home of the Revolution, if Kraft decides to leave Foxboro.

But what about Rhode Island? The state has many of the same selling points as Fall River and certainly could use the jobs, both temporary during construction of a new stadium and permanent ones when it is in use.

Should Rhode Island shoot to host the team or would the state be out of its league trying to host another professional sports team?

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