From 1991 to 2001 New England Patriots’ home ground was the old Foxboro Stadium. The team had to change their home ground since Foxboro was amongst the smallest stadiums of the NFL and didn’t bring many profits to the owners. Now the team was looking for the new stadium and there were possible rumors of moving to South Boston or even out of state to Providence. However, in 2000 the official bill for the new stadium was passed and the construction started in December 1999 and the cost was $325 million.
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|Team:||New England Patriots|
|Address:||1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, Massachusetts, 02035|
|Stadium Owner:||The Kraft Group|
|Operator:||The Kraft Group|
|Former Names:||CMGI Field|
|Construction Cost:||$325 million|
|Structural Engineer:||Bliss and Nyitray, Inc.|
The stadium was designed by HOK Sport. It took them over 200 designs to get approval from Robert Kraft, the owner of the team. The Patriots played their first game in their new home ground in September 2002. Initially, the stadium was called the CMGI Field. However, naming rights were sold to Gillette, and even though the company was acquired by P&G in 2005, the name of the stadium didn’t change. It was announced that the name will remain the Gillette stadium through the 2031 season. However, uBid company became the sponsor of the main gate in 2009 and remains loyal to date.
The stadium used video displays in the first eight years of its opening; it also had a small LED-based scoreboard underneath it. The setting was used on each end of the field. However, the south side also had an additional biggerer Scoreboard display next to the smaller one. In 2010, the new Daktronics video displays were installed.
One of the best highlights of the Stadium is it has always been sold out on the home games. The streak goes back to 1994 back in their old stadium, the fans of the patriots have shown true loyalty throughout the years. And seeing this passion, the owner also added 3,000 extra parking spaces at the time of the construction of the Gillette stadium. Since the construction of the stadiums, the stadium has had 0% critical food violations. Making it the #1 stadium in terms of food safety. It is because the food service is run by David Wheeler, Patriots executive director of foods and beverage.
Gillette is arguably one of the most fascinating venues of the NFL. The stadium hosted the opening games of the NFL primetime televised season in 2004, 2005, 2015, and 2017. It is also the home to the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.
New England Patriots Info
|Rivals:||Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts|
|Team Colours:||Navy Blue, Red, Silver, White|
|Club Mascot:||Pat Patriot|
|Fight Song:||I'm Shipping Up to Boston|
|Team Owner:||Robert Kraft|
|Top Passing Leader:||Tom Brady|
|Top Rushing Leader:||Sam Cunningham|
|Top Points Scorer:||Stephen Gostkowski|
|AV Leader:||Tom Brady|
|Winningest Coach:||Bill Belichick|
|Famous Players:||Rob Gronkowski, Drew Bledsoe, Ty Law, John Hannah, Wes Welker|
|Famous Coaches:||Bill Belichick, Mike Vrabel, Bill Parcells|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Gillette Stadium?
New England Patriots play their home matches at Gillette Stadium.
What is the capacity of Gillette Stadium?
As of 2021 Gillette Stadium has an official seating capacity of 65,878 for Football matches.
When was Gillette Stadium opened?
Gillette Stadium officially opened in 2002 and is home to New England Patriots
What is the ZIP code for Gillette Stadium?
The ZIP code for Gillette Stadium is 02035.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Gillette Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of New England Patriots for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.