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

Sports


Gillette Stadium is the home field of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and University of Massachusetts Amherst Football. The stadium regularly hosts other marquee sports events that include international soccer matches, NCAA lacrosse championships and high school football super bowls.

Music


The largest concert tours in the United States stop in Foxborough each summer. Billboard magazine ranked Gillette Stadium among the top 10 venues in the world over the last decade. Artists who have recently taken the stage at Gillette Stadium include Bruce Springsteen, U2, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney.

Special Events


The Gillette Stadium Special Events department plays host to hundreds of corporate and social events each year, from team-building and sales meetings to birthday parties and weddings. The stadium’s two identical 60,000 square foot club spaces are also popular locations for expos and trade shows.

Join us at one of our events and experience everything Gillette Stadium has to offer!

Stay Connected


Gillette Stadium has an official app for all things New England Patriots, New England Revolution, UMass football and concerts and events related! Stay up to date with the Gillette Stadium calendar of events, buy tickets, get directions and view seating charts and stadium amenities straight from your mobile device.

The Gillette Stadium app also provides exclusive access to NFL Red Zone for fans connected to the Gillette Stadium Wi-Fi network at Patriots games! Plus, get real-time stats from the press box, complete roster and schedule information, and stay connected with the @Patriots Twitter feed.

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Mobile Charging Stations


Courtesy of Verizon, Gillette Stadium guest can now charge their mobile phones at one of 10 charging stations located throughout the stadium, for FREE! All you must do is swipe a credit or debit card, plug your phone into a charging bay and when you come back to retrieve your phone, just swipe the same credit/debit card. Free charging stations are located on our 100 Level Concourse, 300 Level Concourse and Putnam Clubs, and can charge both conventional and smartphones.

Swiping your credit/debit card acts as a key to open your specific charging bay, no charges apply.

Design


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 end zone plazas, offer alternative viewing where fans can also gather to socialize before, during and after games. Once at their seats, guests relax in theater-style chairs, each one complete with a drink holder.

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 89 luxury suites in the EMC suite level are among the largest in the NFL, ranging from 800 to 2,700 square feet. Each suite features luxurious furnishings as well as private bars and restrooms.

Gillette Stadium celebrates New England’s heritage with a unique display of local flavor. A stylized lighthouse and bridge greet fans entering from Patriot Place Plaza and create the stadium’s signature view. The coastal heritage of the region is 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 concourses at the base of the lighthouse.

Quick Hits


Construction Started 2000
Stadium Opened 2002
Capacity 68,756
Club Seats 6,000
Luxury Suites 89
Suite Seats 2,000
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 1,000+
Points of Distributed Sound 2,000
Ticket Operations 16 points of sale outside stadium/2 inside stadium for future events
Distance to Downtown Boston 33 miles
Distance to Downtown Providence 21 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, which is the largest HDTV video screen in an outdoor NFL stadium.

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.