Supporters in the Fort

Revs will host Supporters Summit on Feb. 16

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will host its third-annual Supporters Summit at Gillette Stadium at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The event is exclusively for registered members of the team’s two recognized supporters groups – The Midnight Riders and The Rebellion – and is not open to the public. Doors will open to the Putnam Club on the East side of Gillette Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

At the Supporters Summit, supporters have the opportunity to have an open and candid dialogue with club President Brian Bilello and General Manager Michael Burns through a question-and-answer program. In the past, topics such as player acquisitions and strategy, club culture, business objectives, parking and pre-game activities, supporters’ away-game travel and security concerns, among other subjects of importance to supporters, have been discussed.

“The Supporters Summit is an excellent opportunity for our supporters to come out and get first-hand responses to their concerns, and for us to actively engage with our core fan groups and discuss the issues and themes that they are most passionate about,” Bilello said. “Every year, after the Q&A and discussion, we all come away from the Supporters Summit with ideas and feedback that helps us make the supporters’ experience better – not just for those in supporters groups, but for all of our fans.”

“I highly encourage all supporters to attend the Summit,” Fran Harrington, President of The Midnight Riders, said. “This is a great opportunity to meet the front office and other supporters and discuss the up-coming season.”

“The Supporters Summit is a unique chance where you can meet your fellow supporters, as well as front office staff, specifically to discuss issues and ways to improve our experience,” Rebellion Executive Director Brendan Schimmel said. “ I hope those of us in The Fort take full advantage of this opportunity to make The Fort better in 2012. “

For more information about the club’s recognized supporters groups, including information about how to join, click here.