Gillette Stadium Foxboro, MA (Foxborough, MA)
Gillette Stadium is not just a stadium. It is a world-class event facility that partially opened in May 2002. On September 9, 2002 Gillette Stadium had their grand opening. It was on Monday Night Football when the Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA is the proud home of the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer and the NFL’s New England Patriots.
This stadium has a number of features that makes it unique to the New England heritage. Two of these include the 12-story high lighthouse and the bridge. The lighthouse will sit atop the Bank of America. It will welcome visitors to Gillette Stadium. There will be plazas that will let guests to meet and enjoy the atmosphere that will surround the stadium. You should not have to worry about finding a parking space because the stadium’s parking will have 16,500 parking spaces. With safety being the number one concern, all the parking spaces were designed and built to make sure that all the visitors park in a purposeful-built, well-lit environment.
There are three seating selections, which are general seating with a capacity of 68;756, clubhouse seating 6,600 and suite seating 2,756. Inside Gillette Stadium you will find an East and West clubhouse, 86 luxury suites, and two super suites. The seating layout is at the 100 level there are 38 rows, at the 200 level there are 23 clubhouse rows and 27 general rows, and at the 300 level there are 26 rows. Each seat is 19-21 inches wide with cup holders, and arm rests.
East and West Clubhouses
Each clubhouse is available to members 365 days a year and has a capacity for 3,000 guests. The clubhouses have over 60,000 square feet and are three stories high. You can get into the clubhouses via four escalators, which are located on both sides of the stadium. Members can view the event from their seats inside the clubhouse, or the clubhouse in general.
EMC Suite Levels
Luxury suites have a capacity of 16 persons to 32 persons. The super suites have a capacity of 70 persons. Each suite has sliding windows to allow guests to feel the atmosphere within the stadium. In addition, each suite is self-contained. Located on both sides of the stadium are eight elevators, which grants you access to the suites,
Visitors can access all levels of the stadium by using three ramps.
• Bank of America Ramp-This ramp is accessible from the Plaza level or Main Concourse level. Total elevation is 84 feet.
• UBid.com Ramp-This ramp is accessible from the Plaza level or Main Concourse level. Total elevation is 84 feet
• Patriot Place Ramp-This ramp is accessible from the field level. Total elevation is 180 feet.
Once you are here, you may want something to eat or drink. If so, you have your choice of 60 portable food and beverage stands plus 40 permanent concession stands. You can find four stands in the Clubhouse, seven stands on the Main Concourse, and four stands on the Upper Concourse. You will also find a Patriots Pro Shop with thousands of items.
To make sure that you can see what is happening when you need to visit the concession stand, there are over 1,000 monitors distributed throughout Gillette Stadium. On each end zone they have installed two giant HDTV screens with each screen being 48’x27’.
To purchase or collect tickets there are 16 points of sale at the Main Ticket Office. If you bought tickets in advance, they can be picked up when you are inside the stadium. On the Main Concourse you will find two ticket windows for advance tickets.
To get to Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA will depend on from where you are coming.
• From Boston you take Interstate 93 South to Interstate 95 South. Take Interstate 95South to Exit 9 (Wrentham) onto Route 1 South. Gillette Stadium is approximately 3 miles down Route 1 South on the left.
• From Cape Cod you take Interstate 495 North to exit 14A onto Route 1 North. Gillette Stadium is approximately 3 miles down Rout 1 North on the right.
• From Northern Connecticut, Vermont, and Upstate New York you take Interstate 90 East (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Route 495 South; Exit 14A onto Route North. Gillette Stadium is approximately 4 miles down Route 1 North on the right.
• From Southern Connecticut to Rhode Island you take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 495 North ; Exit 14A onto Rout 1 North. Gillette Stadium is approximately 4 miles down Route 1 North on the right.
Gillette Stadium is home to the New England Patriots but other evens also happen in the stadium. For example, in June 2011, a music concert featuring Taylor Smith is being held at the stadium. Kenny Chesney will have a show there in August. Check your local newspaper for upcoming events or go online to the Gillette Stadium website.