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Gillette Stadium is home to the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Founded in 1960 as the eighth and final American Football League franchise in the league’s inaugural season, the Patriots merged with the NFL in 1970 and moved to Foxborough in 1971.

In 1994, Robert Kraft purchased the team and transformed it into one of the league’s elite franchises. Since his arrival, every Patriots home game has sold out, propelling the Patriots to more overall wins, division titles, playoff games, playoff victories, conference titles and Super Bowl championships than any other team during Kraft’s tenure. Kraft has transformed one of the league's least successful clubs into what many observers view as a model NFL franchise.

Since 2002, when the Patriots moved into the privately-financed Gillette Stadium, the Patriots have celebrated one of the most dominant eras in professional sports by establishing one of the greatest home-field records of all-time. In 2003, the Patriots went undefeated at home (8-0) for the first time in the franchise’s 43-year history. Since then, the Patriots have replicated that feat five more times, highlighted by 12-, 18- and 20-game win streaks at Gillette Stadium. Since the NFL merger in 1970, no venue in the NFL has provided its team a higher winning percentage than Gillette Stadium.


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