Gillette Stadium | Patriots
Gillette Stadium, home to the Patriots, Revolution, and the University of Massachusettes Amherst, regularly plays host to high-profile marquee events including international soccer fixtures, NCAA Lacrosse matchups, as well as high school level, and Super Bowl events.
Gillette StadiumGillette Stadium
Address: 1 Patriot Place
NFL: New England Patriots
Surface: FieldTurf
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Located in Foxborough, Massachusettes, an area 20 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and 28 miles southwest of Boston, the facility saw its doors opened up to the public in 2002. Replacing its predecessor, Foxboro Stadium, the Gillette Stadium is designed with a total seating capacity of 65,878, including 89 luxury suites and 5,876 club seats. Kraft Sports Group, the company belonging to Robert Kraft, owns and operates the facility, as well as Revolution and the Patriots.It was known as the CMGI Field up until Gillette took over the naming rights in the wake of the economic turmoil that followed in the wake of the 'dot-com' bubble's bursting.
The Patriots have managed to sell out all the games they've played at the stadium; pre-season, regular season, as well as playoffs, included, which is no mean feat. More impressive is the fact that trend goes back to their days playing at the dated Foxboro facility in 1994, with their stadium-filling streak hitting 231 games by the end of the regular season in 2016. Patriots odds might be for the bookies to work out with every game, but you can always count on their fans to show up in their numbers.
Foxboro Stadium
This is the stadium where all the Patriots' home games were played out from 1971 up until the end of the 2001 NFL regular season. The privately funded facility operated on a shoestring budget and was a far cry from the glitzy mega-facility fans enjoy today. Its seats, made out of aluminum, would freeze over in cold weather and fans would have to make do with a shabby dirt parking lot. Ultimately, the stadium proved unable to ring up the kind of revenue required to host a top-flight NFL team, having just a little over 60,000 seats available.
Events
NFL
Gillette Stadium has had the honor of hosting the nationally televised season openers for the NFL in 2004, 2005, as well as in the year 2015. The vaunted AFC Championship game, which saw the Patriots triumph over the Colts out of Indianapolis 24-14, was also held here. In 2010, the Patriots experienced their first home playoff loss at the venue playing against the Ravens out of Baltimore and losing 33-14.
College Football
Coming with the University of Massachusetts' transition to Division 1 FBS, the team held all their fixtures at the stadium. Being 95 miles distant from the university's campus at Amherst, this makes the Minutemen's journey the longest stadium trip any FBS member has to undertake.
Patriot Place
The Patriots, in conjunction with Kraft, made a big announcement back in 2006, that they were in plans to create an unmatched regional entertainment and lifestyle center around the stadium, to be labeled Patriot Place. This development's initial phase included the very first Bass Pro Shops to be opened in New England, Five Guys Burgers, Staples, as well as Christmas Tree Shops.
The 'CBS Scene' at the site was planned for the project's second phase and would include a themed nightclub and restaurant in addition to a studio facility for the CBS-owned station, WBZ-TV. The second phase would also come to include a health center, open mall, Cinema de Lux theatre, and a four-star rated Renaissance Hotel.
'The Hall at Patriot Place', attached to the stadium, features a two=storey museum in honor of the Patriots' achievements throughout the years as well as the Pro Shop. The developments of phase two, including the stores and restaurants, began opening up to the public in July 2008 while the Hall, as well as the CBS Scene, saw the light in good time for the 2008 season. The health facilities plus a handful of other Phase one developments opened up in 2009.


Venue Details



Seating Charts
Gillette Stadium Seating Chart



Directions

Gillette Stadium
Boston:
» From I-93 South (S.E. Expressway) take Exit 1 to merge onto I-95 South (Providence).
» Take Exit 9 onto Route 1 South. Follow Route 1 South approximately 3 miles to Gillette Stadium, which will be on the left.

Cape Cod:
» From I- 495 North take Exit 14A onto Route 1 North.
» Follow Route 1 North approximately 4 miles to Gillette Stadium, which will be on the right.

Maine, New Hampshire:
» Take I-128 South to I-95 South.
» Take Exit 9 onto Route 1 South.
» Follow Route 1 South approximately 3 miles to Gillette Stadium, which will be on the left.

From Northern Connecticut, Vermont, Upstate New York:
» Take I-90 East (Massachusetts Turnpike) to I-495 South.
» Take Exit 14A onto Route 1 North.
» Follow Route 1 North approximately 4 miles to Gillette Stadium, which will be on the right.

From Southern Connecticut, Rhode Island:
» Take I-95 North to I-495 North.
» Take Exit 14A onto Route 1 North.
» Follow Route 1 North approximately 4 miles to Gillette Stadium, which will be on the right.

Box Office Numbers
(800) 543-1776
Box Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm


Stadium Security & NFL Bag Regulations
Stadium Security & NFL Bag Regulations

Only clear plastic bags that comply with the Gillette Stadium Bag Policy are allowed into Gillette Stadium on ALL ticketed event and game days. Compliant bags are defined below. This policy is in effect for all Gillette Stadium ticketed events.

Acceptable Items
The following items ARE allowed in the stadium. The following items may be allowed into the stadium subject to inspection:
  • Plastic & Poly Bags: Only gallon sized clear freezer bags, authorized clear bags measuring 12″ x 12″ x 6 (Drawstring Poly Bags),” women’s wristlets or handheld wallets not to exceed 8″ x 5″ x 2,” and clear plastic bags carrying only purchases made at the stadium ProShop.
  • Banners: Banners may be prohibited due to size or message content.
  • Binoculars (without case)
  • Blankets
  • Cameras: Still cameras are allowed (without case). All video cameras are prohibited. Detachable lenses on still cameras may be detached during inspection.
  • Small Electronics: Items such as cell phones, personal digital assistants, small transistor radios, small TV monitors, audio recording equipment, etc., will be allowed into the stadium but may have to be turned on during inspection.
  • Small Flags: Flags with poles less than two feet in length may be allowed into the stadium after inspection.
All acceptable items will be checked by security to ensure they are what they appear to be.





 


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