- Address: 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 64,000
- Opened: 11 May 2002
- Main use: American football, football
- Tenants: New England Patriots (American football), New England Revolution (football)
Extra stadium info – Gillette Stadium
The construction costs of the Gillette Stadium, which is located south west of Boston, were $325 million. It is named after Gillette, a brand of safety razors and other personal care products including shaving supplies. Gillette is based in Massachusetts. The Gillette Stadium is known as a venue for several events, like American football, concerts, field lacrosse, football, ice hockey, monster truck events and supercross. The national football team of the United States played its first-ever match at the Gillette Stadium in 2002. 36,000 people attended the game, which was won by the Netherlands.
The New England Patriots
The New England Patriots use the Gillette Stadium for home games. The Gillette Stadium has been the home of the Patriots since 2002. The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl various times. On 12 January 2002, they won their first-ever Super Bowl. The Patriots signed Thomas Brady, the first American football player with 1 million followers on his main social media page, in 2000. He is generally regarded as one of the best American football players ever. In 2019, Brady left the Patriots. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he left the New England Patriots. Thomas Brady won the Super Bowl in his first NFL season with the Buccaneers.
The New England Revolution
The New England Revolution, the first football club from Massachusetts with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, also use the Gillette Stadium for home matches. They moved to the venue in 2002. The New England Revolution football club was founded in 1994. The name Revolution refers to the region’s involvement in the American Revolution that took place in the 18th century. In 2002, 61,000 people attended their first-ever MLS Cup final in Foxborough. The LA Galaxy from California won the game 1-0. Carlos Humberto Ruiz Gutiérrez, who played numerous matches for the national football team of Guatemala, scored the only goal of the game.
Clinton Drew Dempsey
The former professional football player Clinton Drew Dempsey is one of the former players of the New England Revolution. He was born in Texas in 1983. Dempsey started his senior football career with the New England Revolution. He also played for the English clubs Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur before he ended his professional football career with the Seattle Sounders. Clinton Drew Dempsey and Landon Timothy Donovan became the first players who scored 57 goals for the national football team of the United States.