Gillette Stadium

Welcome to Gillette Stadium, New England’s premier sports, entertainment and event venue.

Design

Gillette Stadium celebrates New England’s heritage with a unique display of local flavor. A stylized lighthouse and bridge greet fans entering the stadium at the Patriot Place Gate, creating stadium’s signature view. The coastal heritage of the region is also represented in a seascape scene that complements the bridge and lighthouse and flanks the players’ entrance to the field. Guests can experience a unique view of the action from atop the bridge, which connects the east and west sides of the Main Concourse at the base of the lighthouse.

Of course, fan satisfaction is at the forefront of Gillette Stadium’s design, with unobstructed views from the entire length of each of its wide concourses ensuring a great view of the field from practically anywhere inside the turnstiles. Additional gathering areas, such as the DraftKings Fantasy Sports Zone and Bud Light Party Deck on the Main Concourse, and Union Point on the Upper Concourse, offer communal spaces where fans can gather to socialize before, during and after games. 

For the ultimate in creature comforts, the Putnam Club offers members access to 120,000 square feet of space to enjoy. In addition to the Club areas, the stadium’s Dell Technologies Suite Levels are home to 89 luxury suites that are among the largest in the NFL, ranging from 800 to 2,700 square feet. Each suite features luxurious furnishings, private bars and restrooms, and a dedicated suite attendant.

Quick Hits

Construction Started 2000
Stadium Opened 2002
Capacity 65,878
Club Seats 5,876
Luxury Suites 89
Width of Concourses up to 70 feet
ATM Machines 6
First Aid Stations 4
Concession Stands 500+
HD Video Boards 2 (41.5' x 164' and 45' x 100')
Stadium Footprint 17.3 acres
Stadium Area 1.9 million square feet
Television Monitors 1,500
Points of Distributed Sound 2,000
Ticket Operations 24 points of sale outside stadium/2 inside stadium for future events
Distance to Downtown Boston 29 miles
Distance to Downtown Providence 25 miles

Fun Facts

Field Flip: Following a Patriots loss to the Jets in 2006, Gillette Stadium removed its natural grass surface while the team was on the road in Green Bay, and installed a new FieldTurf surface before the Pats returned home to face Chicago.

Screen Size: It would take 1,700 37″ TVs to fill the stadium’s HDTV video board in the south end zone.

The Height of Design: The stadium’s signature lighthouse in the north end zone rises 10 stories above the playing field, but is dwarfed by the height of the stadium itself, which is 16 stories tall.

Getting to the Top: Walking at three miles per hour, it takes 8-10 minutes to reach the top of the northeast ramp, which is 1,820 long and rises 180 feet from the plaza below.

No Bad Seat: Every single seat in Gillette Stadium is focused exactly toward midfield to provide optimum sight lines.

Lap of Luxury: The east and west Putnam Clubs at Gillette Stadium are each larger than a football field, with cathedral ceilings three stories high and floor-to-ceiling glass walls providing end zone to end zone views of the field.

The Suite Life: The stadium’s 89 luxury suites each have granite-topped wet bars, marbled bathrooms and personal attendants.

A Light Snack: On a typical game day, Patriots fans eat more than one ton of Italian sausage and warm up with 186 gallons of clam chowder.

Quite a Team: Up to 5,000 staff members are necessary to operate Gillette Stadium for a Patriots game, at a ratio of one worker for every 13.7 fans.

Lots of Parking: There are more than twice as many parking spaces in Gillette Stadium’s parking lots as there are parking meters in all of Boston.

Worth the Weight: Approximately 6,300 pieces of blue steel form the structure of Gillette Stadium, weighing in at 16,000 tons.

What a Waste: The construction of Gillette Stadium required the removal of 90,000 cubic yards of blasted bedrock, 310,000 cubic yards of total excavated material and the demolition of the old Foxboro stadium and racetrack.

Concrete Example: The foundation of Gillette Stadium consists of 17,500 cubic yards of concrete, enough to build a sidewalk from here to Boston… on both sides of the street.