Coalition survey shows support for White Stadium rehab

A rendering shows elements of a proposed White Stadium renovation. City of Boston image

A survey conducted by the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) shows that significant support exists for a public-private proposal to renovate White Stadium, despite a lawsuit brought by some opponents seeking to block the project.

The coalition said the survey drew responses from 700 people, nearly all of whom are “residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Franklin Park.” The majority of the respondents – about 52 percent – live in Jamaica Plain.

The survey, conducted between Feb. 20 and March 8, showed a majority of respondents support the project, with 32 percent indicating they are “all for it” and another 24 percent “cautiously” supportive. A quarter said they “have some concerns,” with another 20 percent “against it.”

The coalition summarized that “park users want to ensure that the stadium does not infringe on their existing experience of the park. If concerns are addressed, we believe there is an exciting path forward for a renovated White Stadium.”

The coalition, which counts about 7,000 members among its group, is a leading advocate for Franklin Park and runs programming in the park throughout the year.


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