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Breakers to Call Dilboy Stadium Home

The Boston Breakers will call Dilboy Stadium home in 2012.

The Boston Breakers will call Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Mass. their home this season, the team announced on Monday.

The 2,500 seat stadium, which features a synthetic turf field, underwent a $7.7 million renovation in 2006 and hosts the Suffolk University soccer teams.

“We are very excited to be playing at Dilboy Stadium,” Breakers Associate General Manager Lee Billiard said in a statement. “We spent some time looking at facilities that would be at the high standards we require, but also a stadium which will cater to our fans and provide a great game day atmosphere.”

With Somerville sitting only five miles away from the Breakers’ previous home – Harvard Stadium in Allston –
Dilboy Stadium seemed a natural fit for the squad, especially after the team routinely led WPS in home attendance during its three years in the league.

And with its updated facilities, the move made sense for all parties involved – including the city.

“Somerville is a vibrant, young, and diverse city with a wonderful youth soccer program, and I know that the Breakers will be given a warm welcome by our entire community,” Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone said in a statment. “We are eager to work with both players and management as we approach the start of a new season, and we look forward to having the Breakers become part of the Somerville success story.”

The Breakers are expected to release its 2012 schedule this week.

Meanwhile, Billiard expressed enthusiasm toward upcoming season now that the team has a place to call home for its first season in the WPSL Elite League.

“Dilboy Stadium is a great facility,” Billiard said. “And we are eager to get going and see the stands full of Breakers fans.”

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