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Gillette Stadium ~ City Spotlight ~ Foxborough, MA

Gillette Stadium, the Patriots, and Tom Brady are irrevocably intertwined in the lore of football in America. The year 2002 was a great one for the Patriots as they captured the franchise’s first Super Bowl win in early February with a gritty performance that saw the offense outperformed 427-267 in total yards but the defense forced 3 turnovers to put the Pats on top. Later in the year in May, Gillette Stadium opened in Foxborough. These two milestones were only the beginning of the Brady-Belichick era that continued to make deep playoff runs throughout the first two decades of the twenty-first century.

The Patriots and Gillette Stadium have seen some iconic moments over the past twenty years of football. The scenes of the running game in the snow and the playoff performances have made Gillette Stadium a memorable venue for those in the Foxborough area and around the country. In the 2004 AFC Championship Game, Brady and Peyton Manning squared off in a battle of quarterbacks for the ages, and the Patriots came out on top to send them to their second Super Bowl victory in the Brady-Belichick era. In the 2011 AFC Championship Game, Brady again led a late-game drive capped off by a quarterback sneak into the end zone that secured the win.

The history and future of Gillette Stadium make it a great venue to visit. The future is still being led by Bill Belichick in his twenty-third year at the helm of the Patriots. New quarterback Mac Jones is trying to do the unthinkable and replace Tom Brady who has already seen success as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. However, it is important to note that Brady ‘Wally-Pipped’ Pro-Bowler Drew Bledsoe in 2001 to begin his prolific career. Patriots fans are hopeful the Mac Jones era can provide some glimpses of the greatness Gillette Stadium has become accustomed to seeing in its tenure. Work with Tend to get your chance to be part of the legend that continues to grow out of Foxborough.

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