As the popularity of lacrosse has grown and expanded, Gillette Stadium has been proud to open its gates to several landmark events during the lacrosse season. Gillette Stadium launched its title as a neutral playing field in 2008 during a college lacrosse doubleheader featuring Cornell vs. Harvard and Bryant vs. Merrimack. Since that game, Gillette Stadium has hosted upwards of two major lacrosse events per season.
Gillette Stadium has been the site of lacrosse doubleheaders, most recently playing host to the first-ever women’s games on the field. Beginning in 2010, the New England Lacrosse Classic has been held at Gillette Stadium. The annual event features two head-to-head battles of some of the northeast’s greatest competitors.
In 2011 Gillette Stadium hosted the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals, drawing the second largest crowd in NCAA history, setting the tone for the Championships which advanced to Baltimore, Maryland.
The NCAA has brought the culmination of the college lacrosse season to Gillette Stadium four times. The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships were played in Foxborough in 2008, 2009, 2012 and most recently in 2017. In 2017 Gillette Stadium became the first venue to host both the Division I Men’s and Division I Women’s Championships. Gillette Stadium will host the Men’s Championships again in 2018. The battles of the bests have drawn record crowds with fans from across the country.
In addition to college events, Gillette Stadium has also hosted several high school games, youth clinics, and coaches clinics in its efforts to promote the game.
Gillette Stadium is proud to have hosted these historic events and continues to grow its lacrosse tradition. Check back frequently and connect with Gillette Stadium Lacrosse on Facebook and Twitter to find out when the next lacrosse games will be featured at Gillette Stadium.