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Encyclopedia > Foxboro Stadium
Foxboro Stadium

Location Foxborough, Massachusetts (now demolished)
Broke ground September 23, 1970
Opened August 15, 1971
Closed January 19, 2002
Demolished 2002
Owner Foxboro Stadium Associates (former)
Surface AstroTurf (1971-1990), Grass (1991-2001)
Construction cost $7.1 million USD
Former names
Schaefer Stadium (1971-1982)
Sullivan Stadium (1983-1989)
Tenants
New England Patriots (NFL) (1971-2001)
New England Revolution (MLS) (1996-2001)
Capacity
60,292 (football & soccer)
For the present stadium in Foxborough, see Gillette Stadium.

Foxboro Stadium (or Foxborough Stadium) was an outdoor sports venue located in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Although the official spelling of town's name is "Foxborough", the shorter spelling was used for the stadium. [1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixel Image in higher resolution (992 × 653 pixel, file size: 912 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Foxboro Stadium ...   Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Boston. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Schaefer Beer is a brand of beer from the United States. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Coach Steve Nicol, 2002— Owner Robert Kraft First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3–2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6–1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18, 2004) Worst... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Gillette Stadium is the home stadium for the New England Patriots football team and the New England Revolution soccer team. ...   Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Boston. ...


The stadium was built in 1971 as Schaefer Stadium, and it was to be the home venue for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. The Patriots were previously the Boston Patriots of the American Football League, which entered into an agreement to merge with the NFL in 1966 effective with the 1970 season. The Patriots had played their home games from 1963 to 1968 in Fenway Park, home of baseball's Boston Red Sox, which was poorly suited to be a football venue and also had an inadequate seating capacity (only about 40,000 seats). 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name Boston Red Sox (1907–present) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 NL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...


Foxboro Stadium was built at an announced cost of $4,000,000, a very small amount, even at the time, for a major sports stadium. Because of this, and also the era in which it was designed and built, it had very few amenities of the type that became commonplace at football stadiums a short time later, such as individual seating, "club seats", luxury suites, and deluxe locker rooms for the teams. As premium seating became a major source of revenue for professional sports teams, Foxboro Stadium became functionally obsolete. It also only had about 60,000 seats, among the lowest in the league. [2] The major professional sports leagues in North America (or in the United States specifically by some definitions) are those professional sports leagues with the largest fan bases and television audiences (and therefore, the largest revenues and player salaries). ...


Like the majority of outdoor sports venues built in the U.S. at the time, Foxboro Stadium was designed for the use of an artificial turf playing surface. When this practice fell out of favor in the 1990s due to the supposed higher level of injuries resulting from play on the artificial surface, the field's surface was replaced by natural grass, as it was at many other facilities. At Foxboro Stadium the replacement grass field never seemed to drain properly, resulting in the playing surface often becoming a quagmire during wet playing conditions. Artificial turf, or synthetic turf, is a grass-like man-made surface manufactured from synthetic materials. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Foxboro Stadium also served as the venue at times for the home football games of Boston College, and hosted numerous other outdoor events, primarily concerts. Some concerts include Pink Floyd, U2, Dave Matthews Band, The Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses/Metallica, The Who and 'N Sync. For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initialism DMB) is a United States rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Matthews; saxophonist LeRoi Moore; bassist Stefan Lessard; electric violinist Boyd Tinsley; and drummer Carter Beauford. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1981,[1] which became one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964. ... N Sync (often stylised *NSYNC) was a five-part American pop boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida. ...


When built it was initially referred to as Schaefer Stadium for the brewery of that name in an early example of the sale of naming rights. When this agreement expired, Anheuser-Busch took over the rights, but instead of putting the name of one of its brands of beer on the stadium, agreed to name it Sullivan Stadium in honor of the family who was at the time the majority owners of the Patriots. Only after the Sullivan family sold their majority interest in the team did it actually become known officially as Foxboro Stadium. Schaefer Beer is a brand of beer from the United States. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... Anheuser-Busch NYSE: BUD Anheuser-Busch, based in St. ...


Foxboro Stadium was demolished after the conclusion of the 2001 season (the season in which the Patriots won their first Super Bowl). The last game played in the stadium was played in a snow storm, a Patriots win against the Oakland Raiders, which famously featured an overturned call based on the tuck rule in the final minutes. The stadium's former site is now one of the parking lots of its successor, Gillette Stadium. The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... ... The tuck rule is a rule in American professional football, currently used only by the National Football League (NFL). ... Gillette Stadium is the home stadium for the New England Patriots football team and the New England Revolution soccer team. ...


English rock bands Genesis and Pink Floyd performed at this venue on what turned out to be their last North American tours in 1992 and 1994 respectively to date. Pink Floyd played three sold out shows at this venue on their 1994 tour in support of their album The Division Bell. Genesis performed here on their last tour with drummer/singer Phil Collins in support of We Can't Dance. It has been suggested that Six of the Best be merged into this article or section. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... This article is about the Pink Floyd album. ... We Cant Dance is an album by Genesis, recorded and released in 1991. ...


The venue hosted six games in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, five in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 1996 and 1999 MLS Cups, the inaugural Founders Cup, as well as the WWF King of the Ring tournament in 1985 and 1986. Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 was held in the United States and won by the host team. ... The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... WUSA logo The Womens United Soccer Association formed in 2001 as a soccer league for women in the United States. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ...


Coordinates: 42°5′33.28″N, 71°16′2.91″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Notes and References

    • http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/past/FoxboroStadium.htm
    • http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1249950
    • http://users.california.com/~csuppes/NFL/NewEnglandPatriots/index.htm
    Preceded by
    Harvard Stadium
    1970
    Home of the
    New England Patriots
    19712001
    Succeeded by
    Gillette Stadium
    2002–present
    Preceded by
    first stadium
    Home of the
    New England Revolution
    19962001
    Succeeded by
    Gillette Stadium
    2002–present

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