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Important information for Sunday's Patriots-Bengals game at Gillette Stadium


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - On Sunday, the Patriots (4-1) return home to host the Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) in an AFC showdown at Gillette Stadium (1 p.m. kickoff). Sunday's matchup will mark the 25th time in team history the Patriots have played the Bengals, with the Patriots holding a 15-9 overall record in those games, including a 6-game winning streak at home. 


Just a reminder that this week's game starts at 1:00 p.m. Parking lots will open four hours before the game. Stadium gates open two hours before the game. Traffic restrictions will be in place on local roads before and after the game. Fans attending the game must use I-95, I-495 or Route 140 to access Route 1 and Gillette Stadium. For ease of entry and exit, fans are reminded of the following: 

  • From the North (from I-95), fans are encouraged to stay to the right and park in Lot P10.
  • From the South (from I-495), fans are encouraged to stay to the left and park in Lot P11 or P10.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early at stadium gates to limit wait times. 


Gillette Stadium officials are reminding fans to be wary of counterfeit tickets and extra vigilant when purchasing game tickets online in the secondary market. Please note the Patriots can only verify the legitimacy of tickets purchased from the Gillette Stadium ticket office or through Ticketmaster. We also remind season ticket members to make sure they trust anyone who they share their tickets with as the account holder is responsible for the actions of each ticket in their account.


Security and law enforcement officials will be on-site to ensure the safety of all attending the game. If fans have any concerns, we support the security campaign, "If you see something, say something," and dial 9-1-1 or contact the nearest security or law enforcement officer.


Please note metal detectors are located at all stadium gate entrances. Please remove phones, keys, cameras and all other large metallic items from your pockets prior to reaching the screening locations to expedite the screening process. Unlike procedures fans may be familiar with at the airport, stadium security will not be asking fans to remove loose change from their pockets and they won't need to remove their shoes or belts. 


Fans attending the game are reminded that the Gillette Stadium Clear Bag Policy will be in effect at every game throughout the 2016 season. That policy states that all bags entering the stadium must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and no larger than 12" x 6" x12". Fans can use a one-gallon clear (see-through) plastic freezer bag. In addition, small wristlets or handheld wallets with or without a handle or strap (not to exceed 8" x 5" x 2") may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: non see-through purses larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch sacks, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. For additional information, click here


Stadium parking lots open at 9:00 a.m. Parking is $40 for cars and motorcycles and $150 for buses, RVs and limos. For more parking information, click here. Want to avoid traffic? The MBTA Commuter Rail will provide special train service from South Station in Boston and from the TF Green Airport in Warwick, R.I. to Gillette Stadium for Sunday's game and all Patriots home games this season. Fans are reminded that the Gillette Stadium Clear Bag Policy (see above) will be in effect on all Gillette Stadium-bound trains and that all items prohibited at Gillette Stadium will not be permitted on the trains. Additionally, no personal items may be left on the trains during the game. For more information, including train schedule and tickets, click here.

South Station Train schedule to Gillette Stadium for Sunday, Oct. 16

  • South Station: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 10:15 AM
  • Back Bay: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 10:20 AM
  • Dedham Corp: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 10:35 AM
  • Arrive: Train arrives at Gillette Stadium at 11:20 AM

TF Green Airport Train schedule to Gillette Stadium for Sunday, Oct. 16

  • TF Green Airport: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 10 AM
  • Providence: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 10:30 AM
  • South Attleboro: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 10:40 AM
  • Attleboro: Train arrives at Gillette Stadium at 10:50 AM
  • Mansfield: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 11:00 AM
  • Arrive: Train arrives at Gillette stadium at 11:35 AM
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