NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS INFORMATION:
Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Conference: AFC East
Rivals: New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts
Owners: Robert Kraft (1994)
Mascot: Pat Patriot
Notable Players: Nick Buonicotti, John Hannah, Thurmond Thomas & Jim Kelly
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The New England Patriots play in the East Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League (NFL). The New England Patriots first played football as the Boston Patriots in the American Football League. The franchise began in 1960. The team managed one trip to the AFL championship in the 1960's. In 1971, the team was renamed first the Bay State Patriots and then the new England Patriots. The New England Patriots struggled for much of its history, until reaching the Super Bowl in 1985, only to be trounced by the Chicago Bears.
The New England Patriots would then return to mediocrity among financial problems and personnel changes. Rumors of a move to St. Louis were squashed when Foxboro Stadium owner, Robert Kraft bought the team and announced he had no intention of moving it. At this point coach Bill Parcels began a rebuilding process that would eventually end in his being replaced by first Pete Carroll and then the team's current coach, Bill Belichik. Star quarterback Drew Bledsoe would get injured and be replaced by 6th round draft pick Tom Brady who would lead the team to their first Super Bowl in 2001, but he wasn't finished there and the New England Patriots appear to be a true football dynasty.
The New England Patriots play their home games at the breathtaking Gillette Stadium with a seating capacity of over 68,000. The new stadium has provided New England with an incredible home field advantage, with every game a sellout since the stadium opened! This is the most exciting ticket in football. Can the New England Patriots triots go undefeated one of these seasons? Buy New England Patriots tickets and witness the Patriots continue to build their legacy!
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