April 8, 2020

Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium is home of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution. Every Summer it hosts many top performers concerts.

The stadium is located on Route 1 in Foxboro, Massachusetts - 29-miles from downtown Boston.

Gillette Stadium 2012

Six Things I Learned About Gillette Stadium

  • The stadium first opened on May 11, 2002 at a cost of $325 million. It replaced Foxboro Stadium which stood next door from 1971 to 2001.
  • The stadium holds 65,878 football fans and 20,000 soccer fans. The largest attendance record for a concert was set by Luke Bryan in 2014 when 60,000 fans attended his concern.
  • The Jumbotron in the stadium is the largest HDTV video screen in the NFL.
  • Gillette likes to promote that they have twice as many parking spaces in Gillette’s parking lot as there are parking meters in Boston. Currently there are 6,955 parking meters in Boston, which means that there are 13,000 parking spaces around Gillette Stadium.
  • The lighthouse in the North End Zone is a signature staple of the stadium. It rises 10 stores about the field. It is somewhat hidden from the outside by the height of the 16-story stadium.
  • The grass surface was natural grass until 2006 when it was replaced with FieldTurf.
  • The New England Patriots have sold out every game since December 26, 1993.

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