Tuesday, the New England Revolution announced that it will host its fifth-annual Supporters Summit on Monday, Feb. 10., at Arc Nightclub and Lounge on 835 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., marking the first time the event will be held in Boston.
The event is exclusively for registered members of the team’s two recognized supporters groups – The Midnight Riders (@MidnightRiders) and The Rebellion (@NERebellion) – and is not open to the public.
“Every year, this event provides an opportunity for an open dialogue between the supporters groups’ leadership and the front office to discuss issues and ideas that help further develop and grow our groups and the game day experience,” Rebellion Executive Director Brendan Schimmel said. “This is the chance for both groups’ members to take all of the ideas and criticism posted on social media and provide it in-person in a constructive forum.”
At the Supporters Summit, the members of supporters groups have the opportunity to speak with club President Brian Bilello and General Manager Michael Burns through a question-and-answer session. In the past, player acquisitions and strategy, club culture, business objectives, supporters’ away-game travel and security concerns have been discussed.
“We are looking forward to another season working with the team to continue to improve the game day experience for all fans. We feel that the Supporters Summit is a great way for supporters to have their questions directly addressed by the team." Fran Harrington, President of The Midnight Riders, said.
For more information about the Revolution’s recognized supporters groups, including how to join, click here.