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Gillette Stadium

Location Foxborough, Massachusetts
Broke ground March 24, 2000
Opened September 9, 2002
Owner Robert Kraft
Operator Robert Kraft
Surface FieldTurf (2006-present)
Grass (2002-2006)
Construction cost $325 million
Architect John Bolles
Former names CMGI Field (prior to opening)
Tenants
New England Patriots (NFL) (2002-present)
New England Revolution (MLS) (2002-present)
Capacity
68,756

Gillette Stadium is the home stadium for the New England Patriots football team and the New England Revolution soccer team. Located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the facility opened in 2002, replacing Foxboro Stadium. The seating capacity is 68,756, including 6,000 club seats and 87 luxury suites. The stadium is owned and operated by Massachusetts businessman Robert Kraft, who also owns the Patriots and Revolution. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 1. ... Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk Settled 1704 Incorporated 1778 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  20. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Robert Kraft Robert K. Kraft, (born June 5, 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is the owner of National Football Leagues New England Patriots and Major League Soccers New England Revolution, as well as the stadium where they play, Gillette Stadium. ... Robert Kraft Robert K. Kraft, (born June 5, 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is the owner of National Football Leagues New England Patriots and Major League Soccers New England Revolution, as well as the stadium where they play, Gillette Stadium. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... For other uses, see Grass (disambiguation). ... 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 (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... NFL redirects here. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA 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... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The new Wembley Stadium in London is the most expensive stadium ever built; it has a seating capacity of 90,000 This article is about the building type. ... 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 (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA 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... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk Settled 1704 Incorporated 1778 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  20. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For the present stadium in Foxborough, see Gillette Stadium. ... 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. ... Luxury box or luxury suite is the North American term for a special seating section in arenas, stadiums and other sports venues. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Robert Kraft Robert K. Kraft, (born June 5, 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is the owner of National Football Leagues New England Patriots and Major League Soccers New England Revolution, as well as the stadium where they play, Gillette Stadium. ...

CMGi Field Logo

The stadium was originally known as CMGI Field before the naming rights were bought by Gillette after the "dot-com" bust. Although Gillette has since merged with Procter & Gamble, the stadium retains the Gillette name because P&G has continued to use the Gillette brand name. Additionally, uBid (until April 2003 a wholly owned subsidiary of CMGI) as of 2006 continues to sponsor one of the main entrance gates to the stadium. Because of the association of Gillette with personal-care products, including those used for shaving, the stadium has been nicknamed "The Razor[1]." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... CMGI Inc. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... Global Gillette is a business unit of Procter & Gamble. ... Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... uBid Inc. ...

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History

By the 1990s, the Patriots needed the increased revenue that would come with a new stadium to remain competitive in the NFL, as Foxboro Stadium had become obsolete and was no longer economically viable. Robert Kraft, who had owned the stadium since 1988, purchased the Patriots in 1994 and began a quest to build a more financially lucrative home for his team. After failing to reach an agreement with the City of Boston or the State of Rhode Island, Kraft and the Patriots reached an agreement with the State of Connecticut to build a new stadium in Hartford in 1998. However, issues with the site selected and external pressures from the NFL and other sources caused Kraft to exercise his right to void the agreement reached with Connecticut. Kraft's efforts then focused on building a new stadium for the Patriots adjacent to Foxboro Stadium on U.S. Route 1. For the present stadium in Foxborough, see Gillette Stadium. ... Robert Kraft Robert K. Kraft, (born June 5, 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is the owner of National Football Leagues New England Patriots and Major League Soccers New England Revolution, as well as the stadium where they play, Gillette Stadium. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Hartford redirects here. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ...


The Town of Foxborough approved plans for the stadium's construction on December 6, 1999, and work on the stadium began on March 24, 2000. The first official event was a New England Revolution game on May 11, 2002. The Rolling Stones played at Gillette Stadium on September 5, 2002 on the band's Licks Tour. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played at Gillette Stadium on August 1-2, 2003, in support of Springsteen's 2002 album The Rising. Grand opening ceremonies were held four days later on September 9 when the Patriots unveiled their Super Bowl XXXVI championship banner prior to a Monday Night Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Boston. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA 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... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The Licks Tour was a lengthy, truly worldwide concert tour held during 2002 and 2003 by The Rolling Stones. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter, nicknamed The Boss. He frequently recorded with The E-Street Band. ... For hindi movie please check The Rising (Indian movie) The Rising is an album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... MNF redirects here. ... Steelers redirects here. ...


Home field advantage

An empty Gillette Stadium
An empty Gillette Stadium

The Patriots have achieved remarkable success at the stadium entering the 2007 NFL season. Every Patriots game played at Gillette Stadium has been sold out. Through the end of the 2006 season, the Patriots held a 36-9 (.800) record in regular-season and playoff games, including a franchise-record 21 straight home wins from December 29, 2002 to October 2, 2005. The team has also won its first five playoff games played at Gillette Stadium. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 777 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 777 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Notable games

The venue has hosted the NFL's nationally-televised primetime season-opening games in 2004 and 2005 (when the Patriots unveiled their championship banners from Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX). The stadium also played host to the 2003 AFC Championship Game, in which the Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 24-14. Eight days earlier it played host to the coldest game in New England Patriots history when in the AFC Divisional Playoff game when the Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans 17-14. [citation needed] Additionally, the venue hosted 2002 MLS Cup and four games of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. Gillette Stadium will also host the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships in 2008. NFL redirects here. ... PrimeTime is a television newsmagazine from ABC News. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... The AFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2003 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVIII. Beginning with the 2003-04 season, the NFL changed the selection procedures regarding officials for playoffs games. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... Goals LA: Carlos Ruiz 113 Date October 20, 2002 Stadium Gillette Stadium City Foxborough, Massachusetts MVP Carlos Ruiz Attendance 61,316 TV in the United States Network ABC The 2002 Major League Soccer Cup was the 7th MLS Cup. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 was held in the United States and won by Germany. ... Each year, the NCAA Championship determines the top lacrosse team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III. Past Winners // Division I 1971 -- Cornell 12-6 Maryland 1972 -- Virginia 13-12 Johns Hopkins 1973 -- Maryland 10-9 (2 OT) Johns Hopkins 1974 -- Johns Hopkins 17-12 Maryland 1975...


Playing surface

On November 14, 2006, two days after a rainstorm contributed to the deterioration of the grass surface in a Patriots loss against the New York Jets, team management decided to replace the natural grass surface with FieldTurf. The Patriots' first game on the surface was a victory over the previously 9-1 Chicago Bears on November 26. At the conclusion of the 2006 regular season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a career record of 22-1 on artificial turf. The Patriots themselves have yet to be defeated on the new turf. is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ The Razor’s Edge Tailgate PatriotWorld.com. Accessed 15 November 2007.

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Coordinates: 42°5′27.33″N, 71°15′51.66″W For the present stadium in Foxborough, see Gillette Stadium. ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... 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 (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... For the present stadium in Foxborough, see Gillette Stadium. ... // June 16 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: John Mandu (KEN) 2:15:14 Womens Winner: Mieke Pullen (NED) 2:41:13 July 28 — Olympic Marathon, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Womens Winner: Fatuma Roba (ETH) 2:26:05 August 4 — Olympic Marathon, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Mens Winner: Josia... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Revolution, Revs Stadium Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA 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... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... INVESCO Field at Mile High is a stadium in Denver, Colorado. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drum Corps International (DCI), formed in 1972, is the non-profit governing body operating the North American drum and bugle corps circuit for junior corps, whose members are between the ages of 14 and 22. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Camp Randall Stadium was built in 1917 and is the current home of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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