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What was the old Patriots stadium called?
|An aerial view of Foxboro Stadium in 2002. Construction work on Gillette Stadium is visible in the lower right.|
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|Former names||Schaefer Stadium (1971–1983) Sullivan Stadium (1983–1989)|
Where did the New England Patriots play before Gillette Stadium?
In their inaugural first season, 1960, they played at Nickerson Field. Over the next eleven years they played at Fenway Park, Alumni Stadium and Harvard Stadium. The Patriots wanted a permanent stadium for the team to play at. Foxboro, MA was chosen as the site for a stadium for the Patriots.
Where did Patriots play before Foxboro?
From 1963 to 1969, the Patriots played at Fenway Park, the Red Sox baseball stadium. Then in 1971, two significant things happened. The team changed its name to New England Patriots and moved to a new 60,764-seat stadium in the town of Foxboro, about 25 miles south of Boston.
What were the New England Patriots called before?
|New England Patriots|
|General manager||Bill Belichick (de facto)|
|Boston Patriots (1960–1970) New England Patriots (1971–present)|
Why is it called Gillette Stadium?
The stadium was originally known as CMGI Field before the naming rights were bought by Gillette after the “dot-com” bust. Although Gillette was acquired by Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 2005, the stadium retains the Gillette name.
Who named the Boston Patriots?
Boston Patriots Team Formation The following winter, locals submitted thousands of ideas for the Boston football team’s official name. Sullivan chose “Boston Patriots,” which was suggested by 74 fans, among them Larry Kepnes.
Why did Boston Patriots change name?
In 1971, the Patriots moved into a new stadium in suburban Foxborough, Massachusetts,built on land granted by the Bay State Raceway. The team was renamed the New England Patriots on March 22, 1971, to reflect its new location.
Why are patriots called New England?
Who has the smallest stadium in the NFL?
With the opening of SoFi Stadium, the smallest NFL stadium is Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears.
What NFL stadium has the largest capacity?
With a peak capacity of over 100,000 spectators, AT Stadium has the highest capacity of any NFL stadium, while MetLife Stadium has the highest listed seating capacity at 82,500.