FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - While the Patriots are busy doing their jobs to prepare for an AFC Divisional Round game on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Gillette Stadium, The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is doing its job to get fans ready for the playoffs by kicking off Wild Card Weekend with free admission from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9.
"For anyone missing Patriots football while the team is on a first-round playoff bye this weekend, we are opening our doors to give fans a chance to revel in and relive some of the greatest postseason moments in franchise history leading up to kickoff of the AFC Wild Card game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans," said Hall Executive Director Bryan Morry. "With interactive exhibits like Adam Vinatieri's legendary snow kick against the Oakland Raiders in the 2001-02 AFC Divisional Round, Malcolm Butler's game-winning interception in Super Bowl XLIX and the four Lombardi Trophies, The Hall has everything a fan needs to get excited for another postseason in New England."
Fans are encouraged to visit The Hall from noon to 4 p.m. on Jan. 9 to show their support for the Patriots by filming their "Let's Go" playoff videos and upload them to www.Patriots.com/letsgo.
The Hall will also be hosting the "Playoff Huddle," an hour-long question and answer forum featuring former Patriots assistant coach Dante Scarnecchia and ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss from 1-2 p.m. in the Raytheon Theatre. The duo will chat with fans about the Patriots latest playoff berth after the team clinched its seventh consecutive AFC East division title this season with a 12-4 record and earned its sixth consecutive first-round playoff bye.
"With the AFC Wild Card games kicking off later in the day, we thought this would be a great time for fans to come in before the action starts and get their fill of Patriots football talk," Morry said.
Elsewhere around Patriot Place, CBS Scene Restaurant & Bar will be hosting a Patriots playoff ticket giveaway from 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 to close on Sunday, Jan. 10. Guests who visit the restaurant can enter to win two tickets to the Patriots' Jan. 16 Divisional Round playoff game at Gillette Stadium (kickoff is 4:35 p.m.).
For football fans looking for a great place to watch the NFL playoffs, Patriot Place offers several prime viewing locations:
Bar Louie (232 Patriot Place): Catch the NFL playoffs while enjoying Bar Louie's delicious menu. For more information, call (508) 623-1195.
Blue Fin Lounge (inside Bass Pro Shops): Take a break from shopping at Bass Pro Shops and enjoy a meal while watching the NFL playoffs from the lounge inside the outdoor store. For more information, call (508) 216-2700.
CBS Scene Restaurant & Bar (200 Patriot Place): Watch the NFL playoffs from one of the restaurant's 145 state-of-the-art graphic projector displays or its 360-square-foot projection wall located at the bar. For more information, visit www.patriot-place.com/cbsscene.
Red Robin (290 Patriot Place): Stop by Red Robin for a gourmet burger, fries and the NFL playoffs. To view the restaurant's menu, visit www.redrobin.com/menu.
Skipjack's Seafood Restaurant (226 Patriot Place): Stop by Skipjack's to watch the NFL playoffs while enjoying a variety of delicious specials and signature seafood dishes. For more information, call (508) 543-2200.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes™ | Howl at the Moon (220 Patriot Place): Enjoy a game of 10-pin at one of the venue's 12 luxury bowling lanes or grab a meal while watching the NFL playoffs from one of Splitsville's many HDTV monitors.
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill (275 Patriot Place): Enjoy some great food while catching all the NFL action from one of the restaurant's 50 HDTV monitors. For more information, call (508) 543-8629.
ABOUT THE HALL AT PATRIOT PLACE PRESENTED BY RAYTHEON
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is the crown jewel of Patriot Place and the only sports and education experience of its kind. Through a dazzling array of interactive multimedia exhibits and artifacts never before viewable by the public, The Hall showcases the tradition of the New England Patriots, explores the history of football in New England and promotes math and science education for thousands of schoolchildren each year. The Hall's signature exhibit and premier photo opportunity is The Super Bowl Experience. Visitors to the interactive exhibit can re-live each of the team's four Super Bowl championships, view the four Vince Lombardi Trophies and Super Bowl championship rings and re-enact Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl XLIX game-winning interception. The Hall received a Gold MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums and The Hall's signature film, "Patriots Way," won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. The Hall was named to Boston Globe Magazine's Best of the New, and was a Yankee magazine Editor's Choice recommendation. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.TheHallatPatriotPlace.com, visit "The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon" on Facebook or follow @TheHall on Twitter.
ABOUT PATRIOT PLACE
Patriot Place is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination located adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Patriot Place features large and boutique retailers, 16 casual to high-end restaurants and other nightlife venues. Among the highlights of Patriot Place are New England's first Bass Pro Shops, a state-of-the-art, 14-screen Showcase Cinema De Lux, the 16,000-square-foot CBS Scene Restaurant & Bar, the award-winning Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon, the retro-style bowling alley, Splitsville Luxury Lanes featuring live entertainment by Howl at the Moon, and the four-star Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel. For more information, visit www.patriot-place.com, follow Patriot Place on Twitter (twitter.com/patriotplace) or like Patriot Place on Facebook (facebook.com/patriotplace).