About The Gillette Stadium
One of the very many stadiums that come to mind when one thinks of sports is the Gillette Stadium. Perhaps, the word “ Pitch Perfect” best describes it; the home field of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and University of Massachusetts Amherst Football. The stadium is a regular host for international soccer matches, lacrosse championships and high school football. The stadium, owned and operated by Kraft Sports Group is a state of the art events centre that has welcomed, not only sport activities but also concerts and tours. Though an ideal venue for sports lovers of all ages with to date sports facilities, the Gillette Stadium is not limited to sports alone as it is also a lifestyle and entertainment centre.
The stadium which opened in 2012 to replace the Old Foxboro Stadium is in Foxborough, Massachusetts, 39 km southwest of downtown Boston and 32 km from downtown Providence, Rhode Island, in the United States of America. During Patriot games, the Gillette Stadium can be accessed by public transport; rail via the Providence/Stoughton and the Franklin lines at the Foxboro MBTA station.
The Gillette stadium is large enough and expandable. Presently, it with a sitting capacity of about is 68,756 people, including 6,000 club seats and 87 luxury suites. The field size is 115 yards by 75 yards.
The Gillette Stadium is power packed with state of the art facilities that are designed to meet your needs. These facilities are routinely maintained. There is a themed restaurant where international cuisines and delicacies are served. It also has a studio, a night club, an open mall, a health centre, a movie theatre, a four-star Renaissance hotel, and “The Hall at Patriot Place”. The Hall includes a two-level interactive museum honouring the Patriots accomplishments and Super Bowl championships, plus the Patriots Pro Shop. The field playing surface is made up of synthetic grass, The FieldTurf “Revolution” with “VersaTile” drainage system. The stadium has two high definition Daktronics video displays at both ends, to provide the best audio visual display for the audience.
Among all the NFL venues, the Gillette Stadium ranks first in stadium food safety with a zero percentage critical violations. The Gillette Stadium food service is run in-house and is led by the Patriots executive director of foods and beverage David Wheeler unlike NFL teams that outsource their meals. There are also dressing rooms, locker rooms, and rest rooms that are adequate and pretty neat too. The stadium also provides shopping experiences as a side attraction. The staffs are polite and helpful. There are designated parking lots also.
The Gillette stadium is quite affordable. You pay as you go. For matches and sporting events, all you need is a ticket and nothing more. Price concessions can be made during special seasons and for group events too.