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…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Four fighter jets will be flying over Foxborough Sunday prior to the start of the New England Patriots AFC Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium.
A quartet of military fighter jets will be flying over Gillette Stadium Sunday prior to the start of the New England Patriots AFC Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans. Four F-15 fighter jets from the 104th Fighter Wing out of Massachusetts Air National Guard in Westfield will be flying over Gillette Stadium – and Foxborough – at approximately 4:35 p.m. Kick-off will follow shortly thereafter. For more on Sunday's Patriots' playoff game, click here.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The New England Patriots host the New York Jets Sunday as the next chapter in this storied rivalry is set to unfold in a pivotal battle for first place in the AFC East. Kick-off is 4:25 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.
medfield After playing four of their first six games on the road, the New England Patriots will return to Foxborough and try to get an edge in the AFC East with a key division game against the rival New York Jets. All four AFC East teams enter this week’s games with 3-3 records. It is the first time since realignment in 2002 that all of the teams in one division are tied for first place in Week 6 of the season or later. The Patriots and Jets will meet for the 107th time Sunday, including three postseason games, since the series between the AFC East rivals began in 1960. The Patriots earned their 14th sweep in the series last season following a 30- 21 win at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 9 and a 37-16 victory in the rematch at MetLife Stadium in…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Photos of Patriots' pre-game flyover submitted by reader.
Special thanks to reader Thomas Erb who sent in these photos of today's flyover before the New England Patriots' opening game. Medfield is fortunate enough to be in the flight pattern for Gillette Stadium. Though the game didn't end well, it looks like it started out great. Thanks, Tom! Have photos to share? Upload them under "Post Pics and Clips" here or send them to Medfield Patch and we'll upload them for you.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Did you see the military planes flying over Medfield last weekend?
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Were you shocked to see unmarked low-flying planes over Medfield on Saturday? MedfieldPatch asked Police Chief Bob Meaney to explain. Apparently, Gillette Stadium is now home turf to the University of Massachusetts football team and Saturday was the Minutemen's opening game against the Indiana Hoosiers. Meaney said the C-5 Air Force planes (which were discreetly marked) were carrying UMass ROTC alumni and flew over the stadium to kick off the new season. The very loud planes flew over Medfield about six times around 3 p.m. on Saturday. The game started at 3:30 p.m. and had a final score of Indiana 45, UMass 6, according to boston.sbnation.com Meaney said the town often sees part of Gillette Stadium air shows because Medfield is in their …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Trader Joe's Grand Opening celebrations - to be held at 8 a.m. on Sept. 7 - will include a ceremonial Lei cutting with Trader Joe’s Crew Members, appearances by “Pat Patriot” and Patriots cheerleaders and live music, free raffles for prizes and more.
When the ceremonial Lei is cut at 8 a.m. next Friday, Trader Joe's will officially be open for business at its Patriot Place location in Foxborough. The neighborhood grocery store's arrival to town has been well documented and wildly anticipated by Foxborough residents and its surrounding communities alike. To help welcome Trader Joe's to the community, "Pat Patriot" and the 2012-13 Patriots cheerleaders will join Trader Joe’s Captain (store manager) David Ford, Regional VP Chris Maguire and the crew for a lei cutting ceremony to welcome new customers – Trader Joe’s style. The festivities will continue throughout the day with live music, free raffles for prizes, food demos and more. Trader Joe's at Patriot Place is approximately 16,000 …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Here's a look at what's going on around the area this weekend.
1. Vine Lake Cemetery Gravestone Restoration Where/When: Vine Lake Cemetery, Saturday, August 25, 8:30 a.m. Why Go: Come be part of Medfield’s history Pricing: Priceless 2. End of the Summer Party at Library Where/When: Teen Lounge, Medfield Public Library, Saturday, Aug. 25 Why Go: To celebrate the end of the summer Pricing: Free 3. Belkin Lookout Farm Hosts 2nd Annual Family Food Fest presented by NECN & TV Diner Where/When: 89 Pleasant St, Natick; Sunday, Aug. 26: 11 a.m. Why Go: This August Belkin Family Lookout Farm is hosting the 2nd Annual Family Food Fest with NECN’s TV Diner. Join New England’s #1 food and dining program for an unforgettable day. Some of Greater Boston’s best chefs and restaurants will gather together for a…
Traffic in Walpole and Foxborough will be affected this weekend during "CountryFest" to be held at Gillette Stadium .
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 …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tom Brady didn't play with the team last night. Is that okay with you if you've paid to see the team play?
Every football player doesn't play every football game. If you were thinking about attending a New England Patriots game and knew Tom Brady wouldn't be playing, would you still attend the game? Take our poll and let us know. Have more to say? Has that happened to you? Were you at Gillette Stadium last night? If so, did you miss Brady? Tell us in the comment section below.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
As of Saturday, Gillette Stadium will be a completely smoke-free facility.
On Monday, Gillette Stadium, with assistance from Tufts Health Plan, announced that beginning with Saturday's New England Revolution game, the venue will become a fully smoke-free facility, according to Foxborough Patch. 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. Do you like the change? Take our poll and let us know.