Gillette Stadium Overview

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TOP 20 OVERALL ATTENDANCES AT GILLETTE STADIUM

Date   Match(es) Attendance
1. Sept.12, 2007 Brazil 3, Mexico 1 67,684
2. June 4, 2011 U.S. Men’s National Team 0, Spain 4 64,121
3. Sept. 10, 2013 Brazil 3, Portugal 1 62,310
4. Oct. 20, 2002 MLS Cup 2002: New England 0, LA 1 (OT) 61,316
5. June 6, 2008 DOUBLEHEADER 54,045
    New England 2, Dallas 1   
    Brazil 0, Venezuela 2  
6. July 13, 2011 New England 1,Manchester United (ENG) 4 51,523
7. July 26, 2009 Internazionale (ITA) 2, AC Milan (ITA) 0 42,531
8. Aug. 30, 2008 New England 2, LA 2 39,256
9. May 19, 2002 DOUBLEHEADER 36,778
    New England 1, Chicago 3  
    U.S. Men’s National Team 0, The Netherlands 2  
10. Aug. 12, 2007 New England 1, LA 0 35,402
11. July 12, 2003  DOUBLEHEADER 33,652
    New England 3, New York 3  
    U.S. Men’s National Team 2, El Salvador 0 (Gold Cup)  
12. July 27, 2003 DOUBLEHEADER 30,912
    New England 2, D.C. 4  
    Barcelona (ESP) 2, Juventus (ITA) 2  
13. Aug. 8, 2009 New England 1, LA 2 26,623
14. June 12, 2007 U.S. Men’s National Team 4, El Salvador 0 (Gold Cup) 26,523
15. Oct. 19, 2013 New England 3, Columbus 2 26,458
16. July 24, 2005 Chelsea (ENG) 1, AC Milan (ITA) 0 26,208
17. October 20, 2012 New England 1, Chicago 0 25,534
18 Sept. 4, 2004 DOUBLEHEADER  25,266
    New England 0, San Jose 1  
    U.S. Men’s National Team 2, El Salvador 0 (WC Qual)  
19. Oct. 1, 2003  U.S. Women’s National Team 1, Norway 0 (World Cup) 25,103
20. September 22, 2012 New England 1, New York 1 24,364

TOP 10 REVOLUTION ATTENDANCES AT GILLETTE STADIUM

Date   Match(es) Attendance
1. Aug. 30, 2008 New England 2, LA 2 39,256
2. Aug. 12, 2007 New England 1, LA 0 35,402
3. Aug. 8, 2009 New England 1, LA 2 26,623
4. Oct. 19, 2013 New England 3, Columbus 2 26,458
5. Oct. 20, 2012 New England 1, Chicago 0 25,534
6. Sept. 22, 2012 New England 1, New York 1 24,364
7. Oct. 13, 2007 New England 2, Columbus 3 22,295
8. June 16, 2007 New England 3, Columbus 3 22,412
9. July 16, 2005 New England 3, Dallas 2 22,108
10. May 11, 2002 New England 0, Dallas 2 22,006

MAJOR MATCHES HOSTED

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS   ATTEND.
Oct. 6, 2002 ECC, Gm 1: NE 0, CLB 0 (OT) 11,387
Oct. 12, 2002 ECC, Gm. 3: NE 2, CLB 2 (OT) 9,216
Oct. 20, 2002 MLS Cup 2002: NE 0, LA 1 (OT) 61,316
Nov. 9, 2003 ECS, Gm 2: NE 1, MET 14,823
Oct. 23, 2004 ECS, Gm 1: NE 1, CLB 0 5,679
Oct. 29, 2005 ECS, Gm 2: NE 3, MET 1 9,581 
Nov. 6, 2005 ECC: NE 1, CHI 0 18,118
Oct. 28, 2006 ECS, Gm 2: NE 2, CHI 1 9,372
Nov. 3, 2007 ECS, Gm 2: NE 1, NY 0 10,116
Nov. 8, 2007  ECC: NE 1, CHI 0 10,317
Oct. 30, 2008 ECS, Gm 1: NE 0, CHI 0 5,221
Nov. 1, 2009 ECS, Gm 1: NE 2, CHI 1 7,416
Nov. 2, 2013 ECS, Gm 1: NE 2, SKC 1 15,156

 

REVOLUTION CLUB FRIENDLIES ATTEND.
May 19, 2004 NE 2, Sporting Lisbon (POR) 1 7,648
July 19, 2006 NE 1, Celtic FC (SCO) 1 16,312
May 19, 2010 NE 0, Benfica (POR) 4 12,735
June 13, 2010 NE 0, Cruzeiro (BRA) 3 12,160
July 13, 2011 NE 1, Manchester United (ENG) 4 51,523

 

U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ATTEND.
May 19, 2002 Friendly: USMNT 0, Holland 2 36,778
  DH: NE-CHI (MLS)  
July 12, 2003  Gold Cup: USMNT 2, El Salvador 0 33,652
  DH: NE-NY (MLS)  
July 14, 2003 Gold Cup: USMNT 2, Martinique 0 8,780
July 19, 2003 Gold Cup: USMNT 5, Cuba 0 15,627
June 2, 2004 Friendly: USMNT 4, Honduras 0 11,533
Sep. 4, 2004 WC Qual: USMNT 2, El Salvador 0 25,266
  DH: NE-SJ (MLS)  
July 12, 2005 Gold Cup: USMNT 0, Costa Rica 0 15,211
July 16, 2005 Gold Cup: USMNT 3, Jamaica 1 22,108
  DH: NE-FCD (MLS)  
Oct. 12, 2005 WC Qual: USMNT 2, Panama 0 9,192
June 12, 2007 Gold Cup: USMNT 4, El Salvador 0 26,523
June 16, 2007  Gold Cup: USMNT 2, Panama 1 22,412
  TH: NE-CLB (MLS), CAN-GUA (GC)  
July 11, 2009 Gold Cup: USMNT 2, Haiti 2 24,137
  TH: NE-KC (MLS), HON-GRE (GC)  
June 4, 2011 Friendly: USMNT 0, Spain 4 64,121

 

U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ATTEND.
Oct. 1, 2003  World Cup: USWNT 1, Norway 0 25,103
April 14, 2007 Friendly: USWNT 5, Mexico 0 18,184
  DH: NE-TFC (MLS)  
June 15, 2013 Friendly: USWNT 4, Korea Republic 1 13,035

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB FRIENDLIES ATTEND.
July 27, 2003 Barcelona (ESP) 2, Juventus (ITA) 2 30,912
  DH: NE-DC (MLS)  
July 24, 2005 Chelsea (ENG) 1, AC Milan (ITA) 0 26,208
July 26, 2009 Inter (ITA) 2, AC Milan (ITA) 0 42,531
August 4, 2012 AC Milan (ITA) 3, Olimpia (HON) 1 17,592
  DH: NE-SKC (MLS)  

 




INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES ATTEND.
May 26, 2007 Ireland 1, Bolivia 1 13,156
  DH: NE-KC (MLS)  
Sept.12, 2007 Brazil 3, Mexico 1 67,684
June 6, 2008 Brazil 0, Venezuela 2 54,045
  DH: NE-FCD (MLS)  
March 24, 2012 Canada Women 2, Brazil Women 1 12,935
  DH: NE-POR (MLS)  
Sept. 10, 2013 Brazil 3, Portugal 1  62,310

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.

Entering the 2014 season, the Revs have posted a 86-55-46 record (.583 winning percentage) in the confines of Gillette Stadium during the regular season, and a 10-1-4 postseason mark, including MLS Cup 2002 before 61,316 fans, an MLS Cup Playoffs attendance record.

In addition to regular-season action, Gillette Stadium has been the site of many memorable MLS Cup Playoff matches, including three Eastern Conference Championships. The Revolution has also hosted many high-profile friendlies, including a July 13, 2011 match against Manchester United in front of 51,523. Other internationally recognized clubs the Revs have hosted include Sporting Lisbon, Celtic FC, Benfica and Cruzeiro.

On an international level, U.S. Soccer has enjoyed some of its greatest success on home turf at Gillette Stadium with the men’s and women’s national teams posting a combined 12-2-2 record at Gillette Stadium. 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, the Netherlands.

On June 4, 2011, the Men’s National team hosted the world’s number-one ranked team – and defending World Cup champion – Spain in front of crowd of 64,121, the largest-ever crowd for a national team game in New England.

On April 14, 2007, the U.S. women kicked off their final domestic tour before the 2007 Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Mexico.

Gillette Stadium has also hosted matches in the 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cups with the U.S. men going undefeated (6-0-2) at the stadium in that span.

While the U.S. has seen great success in Foxborough – a 21-2-5 mark overall including matches at the former Foxboro Stadium – the facility has also hosted other world-class soccer events. 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. Brazil returned again on Sept. 10, 2013, this time taking on Portugal in front of 62,310 fans. 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 July 27, 2003; Chelsea and A.C. Milan on July 24, 2005; A.C. Milan and Internazionale on July 26, 2009; and A.C. Milan and Cruzeiro on Aug. 4, 2012.

Gillette Stadium’s predecessor – Foxboro Stadium – helped establish the tradition of world-class soccer in the region. Foxboro Stadium hosted 10 U.S. Men’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.

FieldTurf was laid at Gillette Stadium at the conclusion of the 2006 season. It was later replaced with FieldTurf’s latest technology – the FieldTurf Duraspine PRO system – in the spring of 2010, making it the first facility in North America to install the new system. Gillette Stadium’s surface is FIFA 2-Star rated, and was re-certified in June 2013. 

Cost  Approx. $325 million
Financing  Privately financed
Capacity (MLS) 20,000 (expandable)
Capacity (Total) 68,756
Club seats 6,000+
Luxury suites 87 (800-2,700 sq. ft.)
Putnam Club 120,000 sq. ft.
Concourse width up to 70 ft.
Concessions point of sale 500+
Permanent novelty stands 15
HD LED video boards 2 (41.5’x164’ and 45’x100’)
Stadium footprint 17.3 acres
Stadium area 1.9 million sq. ft.
Television monitors 1,000+
ATM Locations 8
Distance to downtown Boston 27.5 miles
Distance to downtown Providence 27 miles