Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A limited number of tickets to the Jan. 20 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Jan. 17.
For the ninth time in 20 playoff appearances, the New England Patriots are just one game from advancing to the Super Bowl. That game will be played at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. against the Baltimore Ravens. It is the second consecutive season the Patriots and Ravens will meet in the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium. New England beat Baltimore in last season’s AFC title game, 23-20 to advance to Super Bowl XLVI. The Patriots are 7-1 all-time in AFC Championship Games, including 4-0 in Foxborough (3-0 at Gillette Stadium) but just 1-1 against the Ravens in the postseason. Baltimore defeated the Patriots, 33-14 in the 2009-10 AFC Wild Card game at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 10, 2010. However, the Patriots are 6-2…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch all the NFL playoff action this weekend.
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins this weekend in Denver when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Locally, the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough will be tuning in Saturday to cheer on the Ravens against Peyton Manning and the Broncos while fans wanting to see a Brady-Manning showdown with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line will be favoring the Broncos Saturday. Of course, in either scenario, the Patriots need to knock off the Houston Texans Sunday to advance. On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Green Bay Packers travel to San Francisco…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Tickets to the Jan. 13 AFC Divisional Playoff game in Foxborough go on sale to the general public on Monday, Jan. 7.
Hosting playoff games in Foxborough used to be rarity for the New England Patriots and its fans prior to the Robert Kraft era. In fact, the Patriots hosted just one playoff game in the first 34 years of the franchise's history - a loss to the Houston Oilers in 1978 - prior to Kraft buying the team in 1994. Since then, the Patriots have qualified for the playoffs 14 times, including 12 times as AFC East division champions. With a 12-4 regular season record in 2012, the Patriots claimed their fourth consecutive division title and enter this year’s playoffs as the second seed in the AFC. It is the fourth time in franchise history that the team has earned the second seed. What's better is that in three of those seasons the Patriots advanced to…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Foxborough is expected to see over 100,000 country fans at Gillette Stadium this weekend as Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw wrap up their 2012 “Brothers of the Sun” Tour. Even if you're not headed to the show, here's what you need to know about the weekend.
The New England Country Music Festival at Gillette Stadium has become an annual event in Foxborough since its inception in 2004. The show, referred to by many concertgoers as “Country Fest,” features some of the industry’s biggest stars on one stage and this weekend will be no different as Kenny Chesney returns to Foxborough for the seventh time as the festival’s headliner and he’s bringing some all-star friends with him. Jake Owen, Grace Potter and Tim McGraw will join Chesney on stage this weekend (Friday and Saturday) for the ninth annual Country Musical Festival in front of sellout crowds of 50,000 to 55,000 people each night. “It’s the largest country music event in New England each year, and country music continues to gain in …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The New England Patriots kick off 2012 training camp on Thursday at Gillette Stadium.
Today is a day Patriots fans have been waiting for since that heart-breaking February night in Indianapolis – the official start of a new season. Fans will officially turn the page on a memorable 2011-2012 season that fell a hail mary short of a fourth Super Bowl championship in 10 years when the Patriots open their 53rd annual training camp Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. In advance of the start of the 2012-2013 NFL season, Foxborough Patch has put together a guide of information for fans planning to attend the public practice sessions. The first four training camp practices of the 2012-2013 season will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. Fans planning to attend public practices are …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Citing public health concerns and fan feedback, Gillette Stadium will eliminate designated smoking areas throughout the facility, effective on Saturday July, 14.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Gillette Stadium, with assistance from Tufts Health Plan, announced Monday that beginning with Saturday's New England Revolution game, the venue will become a fully smoke-free facility. All areas inside the stadium gates will be designated as non-smoking, a policy that will remain in place for all ticketed events moving forward, including NFL games, MLS and international soccer matches, UMass football games, concerts, functions and events. Since its opening in 2002, smoking had been allowed in designated areas at the periphery of the open-air stadium. Gillette Stadium will join the majority of NFL venues and many MLS venues by going completely smoke-free. “The feedback we’ve received from our customers suggests that the majority now prefer…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Excerpts from Governor Deval Patrick's speech in Foxborough on Tuesday.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick spoke yesterday at the "Massachusetts: Leading the Nation in the Energy Savings Revolution" summit at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough. The governor spoke about the strides the state has made in green energy.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Who do you think will take the victory in Saturday night's game at Gillette?
We ask Norwood Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what NORWOOD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. With an exciting finish in Denver on Sunday, Tim Tebow and the Broncos won the chance to continue their season and take on Tom Brady and the Patriots next weekend. A Saturday night game, in Foxborough, with two of the leagues most successful quarterbacks - this one is almost guaranteed to be a thriller. Who do you think will dominate in the Brady vs. Tebow match-up?
Monday, November 7, 2011
After Sunday's loss, are you concerned for the rest of the Patriots season?
We ask Norwood Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what NORWOOD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. After consecutive losses for the New England Patriots - the most recent being Sunday when the New York Giants managed to defeat the Pats in the final quarter at Gillette - the Pats record for the season stands at 5-3. Missed kicks, interceptions, and overall play that is inconsistent with what New England fans are used to, are you concerned for the Patriots season?
Friday, November 4, 2011
The New York Giants travel to Gillette as the Patriots host the team that derailed their hopes of a perfect season in Super Bowl XLII.
Media day at Gillette had a different feel to. It could have been for a number of reasons including the loss to the Steelers on Sunday, the return of the New York Giants or the reported incident allegedly involving Julian Edelman. One way or another, the Patriots put aside the loss to Pittsburgh and did their best to deflect the media avalanche that has resulted since the alleged incident involving Edelman. Bill Belichick took the podium to address the media. "On to the Giants, a real good Football team. Obviously defensively, very strong pass rush, good pass defense. Offensively, good quarterback, good receivers, good offensive line, good backs. They make plays in the kicking game, good returners, good coverage players, and you know Tom…