About Gillette Stadium
Looking for fun times, great shows, and amazing sporting events? Look no further than the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Not only the stadium provides fans with comfortable seats and great food, but it’s probably one of the few stadiums that don’t make you feel like a sardine. Gillette Stadium also serves as the administrative office for the NFL’s New England Patriots and the MLS’ New England Revolution.
When it opened back in 2002, the Gillette Stadium was meant to replace the Foxboro Stadium. With a seating capacity of 65,878, the stadium provides fans with 89 luxury suites and 5,876 club seats, all owned and operated by Kraft Sports Group. Prior to being known as the Gillette Stadium, it was called CMGI Field. The first official game played at Gillette Stadium was a soccer game by the New England Revolution. As for the first musical show hosted at the Gillette Stadium, Jeremiah Freed played for a crowd of shouting fans back in June 9, 2002. Today, the New England Patriots sell out every single home game. It doesn’t matter if it’s preseason, playoffs, or a regular-season game, the Gillette Stadium gets packed.
Besides the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution soccer games, other events held at Gillette Stadium include the Eastern conference final, FIFA women’s World Cup and NCAA men’s lacrosse championships. Monster Jam has also been rocking the Gillette Stadium crowds since 2014 and several other musical talents such as Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, and Green Day have all played here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Gillette Stadium located?
Gillette Stadium is located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, 45 km southwest of downtown Boston.
What kind of events does Gillette Stadium host?
Gillette Stadium sporting events include football, soccer, college football, hockey, lacrosse and more.
Which team is playing at Gillette Stadium?
It serves as the home stadium for both the New England Patriots (NFL) and the New England Revolution (MLS).
Where can I park for free at Gillette Stadium?
Parking spaces near the stadium are plentiful, and there are more than enough for fans. However, parking costs $40 for Patriots games and you can only pay upon arrival. There are very few options for off-site parking, but there are some metered parking options available around the stadium as well. We recommend arriving early to ensure you find yourself a spot close enough to the stadium.
What is the seating capacity of Gillette Stadium?
Gillette Stadium events can seat 65,878 fans.
Who owns Gillette Stadium?
The stadium is owned and operated by Kraft Sports Group, a subsidiary of The Kraft Group.
How do I get to Gillette Stadium using public transport?
The MBTA Commuter Rail system’s Franklin Line and Providence/Stoughton Line serve the station. Fans who wish to avoid the very high parking fees can purchase a round trip ticket on public transportation for half the price.