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Stadium Overview

Gillette Stadium
Home of the New England Revolution

On May 11, 2002, Gillette Stadium opened its doors as the new home of the New England Revolution and has become one of the best home fields in all of Major League Soccer. With annual world-class soccer events staged at the facility, Gillette Stadium has also become the hub of soccer in the Northeast region.

At the first event ever in the new facility, the New England Revolution earned a 2-0 victory over the Dallas Burn in front of a sellout crowd of 22,006 fans.

Entering the 2008 season, the Revs have posted a 47-25-19 record (.621 winning percentage) in the confines of Gillette Stadium during the regular season, and an 8-1-3 postseason mark, including MLS Cup 2002 before 61,316 fans, an MLS Cup Playoffs attendance record. The team’s combined 55 victories in the regular season and postseason are MLS’ second-highest total at home since the start of the 2002 season. The Revs’ eight home playoff wins lead the league during that same time period.

On an international level, U.S. Soccer has seen some of its greatest success on home turf at Gillette Stadium with the men’s and women’s national teams posting a combined 13-1-1 record at Gillette Stadium – including a 3-0 record in 2007. On May 19, 2002, the U.S. Men’s National Team played its final game on U.S. soil before the 2002 World Cup, facing European powerhouse Netherlands. On April 14, 2007, the U.S. Women’s kicked off their final domestic tour before the 2007 Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Mexico.

Gillette Stadium has played host to group play and quarterfinal matches during each of the last three CONCACAF Gold Cups (2003, 2005 & 2007) with the U.S. men going undefeated (6-0-1) at the stadium in that span.

While the U.S. has seen great success in Foxborough – a 20-1-4 mark overall including matches at the former Foxboro Stadium – the facility has hosted other world-class soccer events, as well. On Sept. 12, 2007, the men’s national teams of Brazil and Mexico played before a record crowd of 67,684 – the largest soccer crowd ever at the stadium and in New England. Other international powerhouses who have played at Gillette Stadium include Ireland and Bolivia.

Gillette Stadium has been the site of several memorable international club friendlies, including matches between European giants Barcelona and Juventus on Sunday, July 27, 2003, and Chelsea and A.C. Milan on July 24, 2005. Other international clubs that played at Gillette Stadium include Celtic FC and Sporting Lisbon.

A new playing surface was laid at Gillette Stadium at the conclusion of the 2006 MLS season, and FieldTurf replaced the original natural grass pitch. Boasting the newest technology, Gillette Stadium was the first soccer facility in the world to install the FieldTurf Monofilament System, a system that has also earned FIFA's 2-star rating.

Gillette Stadium's predecessor – Foxboro Stadium – helped begin the tradition of world-class soccer in the region. Foxboro Stadium hosted 10 U.S. National Team games, where the U.S. posted a 7-0-3 all-time record.

The town of Foxborough, between Foxboro Stadium and Gillette Stadium, has also played host to men’s and women’s World Cup Qualifiers, 1994 FIFA World Cup matches, 1999 and 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup matches, international friendly matches and Women's Gold Cup games since 1991.







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