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, December 16, 2012
The New England Patriots will wear black-ribbon logos on their helmets and hold a moment of silence before Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers in Foxborough.
Foxborough will be center stage of the National Football League world for the second time in six days Sunday night when the New England Patriots host the San Francisco 49ers in primetime on NBC's Sunday Night Football. But even a game with so much significance on playoff positioning will simply be less important in the wake of Friday's tragedy in Newtown, CT. The New England Patriots, along with the rest of the country, will have the 26 victims of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on their minds and in their hearts during Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. In recognition of Friday's tragedy, the Patriots plan to honor the 20 children and six adults killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School by wearing black-…
Monday, October 29, 2012
The New England Patriots won convincingly against the Rams in London to improve to 5-3 this season.
NOTE: View the photo gallery above for scenes from Sunday's 45-7 Patriots' victory at Wembley Stadium in London. That's more like it. After hearing plenty of criticism from fans and media that they struggle to beat "lesser opponents" and close teams out, the New England Patriots put forth their most convincing effort of the season. The Patriots (5-3) dismantled the St. Louis Rams (3-5) in London Sunday enroute to a 45-7 blowout victory at Wembley Stadium. Quarterback Tom Brady threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns - two to wide receiver Brandon Lloyd and two to tight end Rob Gronkowski. Running back Stevan Ridley also had a big day for the offense, picking up 127 yards on 15 carries and scoring a touchdown. The Pats' defense allowed just…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Negotiations between neighboring Foxborough and the Kraft Group continue to be a hot topic as Kraft seeks another eight liquor licenses, and the town needs to decide whether the negotiations should be done in public session. What do you think?
The Kraft Group is requesting eight additional liquor licenses for Phase II of Patriot Place in Foxborough. The licenses, it says, are necessary to further develop the shopping, dining and entertainment complex with restaurants, a bowling and entertainment complex and a hotel. Foxborough is already over its quota for liquor licenses from Phase I of the Patriot Place megaplex, meaning the town will have to request more from the state if an agreement is reached between the Kraft Group and the town. Foxborough would have to solicit the state for more licenses, say town officials. Foxborough town officials must decide if the negotiations between the town and the Kraft Group should be done in open forum or executive session. Town Counsel …
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.
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.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Road Race at Gillette Stadium and Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey will support anti-drunk driving HERO Campaign
The Finish at the 50 road race that ends at Gillette Stadium’s midfield on July 3 will include the HERO (Human Education Resource Officer) Campaign among the charities it supports this year, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. The 5K, 10K and Kids’ Run are part of an all-day event starting at noon with children’s activities around Patriot Place and the stadium and ending with fireworks at 9 p.m. The Kid’s Run, which also ends at the 50-yard line, begins at 3 p.m.; the adult races start at 6 p.m. “When runners register on-line, they can choose from a small list of charities that will benefit from their registration fees,” Morrissey said. “I will be there with the parents of Ensign John R. Elliott, for whom…
Monday, April 23, 2012
In a busy sports week, which local team has your eye?
Welcome to one of the busiest weeks in sports. The Bruins are in a tough fight against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs. They'll be playing a game 7 on Wednesday night. The Celtics are looking to close out the NBA regular season in strong form. They'll be playing the Miami Heat on Tuesday and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Patriots are preparing for the NFL draft, one of the biggest events on the football calendar. That three-day marathon starts on Thursday night. Oh yeah, and there's a team called the Red Sox playing its regular season. Unfortunately, given our limited number of eyes, humans are only capable of watching so much at once. So, which of Boston's sports teams has your eye this week?