The New England Patriots (often called the ‘Pats’) play in the AFC East as part of the National Football League (NFL). But where do the New England Patriots play? This post will answer that question and then tell you a few interesting facts about the Patriots.
Where do the New England Patriots Play?
The Patriots play at Gillette Stadium, located 21 miles southwest of downtown Boston. The address of Gillette Stadium is 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, Massachusetts. The stadium was originally called CMGI Field before Gillette purchased the naming rights of the stadium after the ‘dot com’ bust. The stadium is accessible by rail on the Providence/Stoughton and Franklin lines only when an event (other than soccer) takes place at the stadium.
Interesting Facts about the New England Patriots
- The Patriots are one of only two teams in the history of the NFL to win three Super Bowls in four years. The Dallas Cowboys are the other.
- When the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, the Patriots were placed in the AFC East Division where they still play to this day.
- In 2007, the Patriots became on the fifth team to go undefeated in the regular season. Unfortunately, they lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants (17-14).
- The team was originally known as the Boston Patriots until they relocated to Foxborough in 1971.