New England Revolution
Address: 1 Patriot Place
Telephone: (800) 543-1776
Pitch Size: 116yd x 75yd
Pitch Type: FieldTurf
Club Nickname: Revolution
Year Ground Opened: 2002
Shirt Sponsors: UnitedHealthcare
Kit Manufacturer: Adidas
Home Kit: Navy
Away Kit: White
The stadium was given construction approval just before the turn of the century, with construction then beginning in March 2000. After two years, it finally saw its first event, when New England Revolution battled it out with Dallas Burn in May 2002. The exterior wasn’t finished, but the interior was, with the hosts running out 2-0 winners.
Gillette Stadium points to the region’s colonial past, while a stylised lighthouse and bridge welcomes fans at the Patriot Place Gate. New England’s coastal heritage is also highlighted in the design. Inside, the stadium prides itself on fan satisfaction, largely through unobstructed views, where every seat points exactly toward midfield in order to provide maximum viewing.
National Football League icons the New England Patriots also play at Gillette Stadium, which has hosted college football, ice hockey, and lacrosse matches over the years, as well as several high-profile music concerts.
Several gathering areas on the Main and Upper Concourses encourage fans to socialise before and after matches, while the Putnam Club and various other exclusive suites are among the country’s finest.
New England Revolution previously played their home games at the Foxboro Stadium from 1996 until 2001. The stadium is now demolished, having been situated on the land right next door to the future home of the club.
The club’s famed fan-base can be found in The Fort on matchday. It is comprised of all the Revolution supporters’ groups, and is located in sections 141, 142 and 143 of Gillette Stadium. Prominent supporters’ groups include The Midnight Riders, The Rebellion, and La Barra. The fans also fly the Flag of New England proudly, while also owning various different songs and chants. The club’s official mascot is the Slyde the Fox.
The record attendance for football at the stadium was broken in 2007, when 67,684 football fans packed themselves in for an international game between Brazil and Mexico. The most supporters for a Revolution game meanwhile was back in 2002, when 61,316 people turned out for the MLS Cup game between New England and LA Galaxy.
Official club website
New England Revolution fixture list
The stadium is located 25 miles northeast of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, and 29 miles southwest of downtown Boston. The MBTA often offers special train services from both Boston and Providence for matches at the venue. Taxi pickup is also available in Lot 6A, while the stadium has a designated rideshare drop off and pick up location in Lot 15 for Uber and Lyft users.
From Boston: From I-93 South (S.E. Expressway) take Exit 1 to merge onto I-95 South (Providence). Take Exit 9 onto Route 1 South. Follow Route 1 South approximately 3 miles to Gillette Stadium, which will be on the left.
From Southern Connecticut, Rhode Island: Take I-95 North to I-495 North. Take Exit 14A onto Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 North approximately four miles to Gillette Stadium.
From Maine, New Hampshire: Take I-128 South to I-95 South. Take Exit 9 onto Route 1 South. Follow Route 1 South approximately three miles to Gillette Stadium.
From Cape Cod: From I-495 North take Exit 14A onto Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 North approximately four miles to Gillette Stadium.
From Northern Connecticut, Vermont, Upstate New York: Take I-90 East (Massachusetts Turnpike) to I-495 South. Take Exit 14A onto Route 1 North. Follow Route 1 North approximately four miles to Gillette Stadium.
Free parking is available at Gillette Stadium during New England matches, opening and closing two hours prior and two hours after the match respectively.
Two on-site hotels are readily available to welcome guests that are in the area to watch a New England Revolution game. Both are just seconds away from Gillette Stadium. The Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel is the premier luxury hotel in Foxborough, known for its stylish design and sophisticated comfort, with a modern fitness centre and swimming pool also on-site. The Hilton Garden Inn Foxborough/Patriot Place comprises similar features, with a business centre also on its premises.
The club enjoys a healthy partnership with many pubs, including The Phoenix Landing, The Banshee, Murphy’s Law, Arigna Irish Pub & Coal Fire Kitchen, and Brass Monkey among many others.