FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –The New England Patriots will kick off their 60th anniversary season by celebrating their sixth Super Bowl Championship in a prime time matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the only other team to accomplish the feat in NFL history. It promises to be a banner night for a capacity crowd at Gillette Stadium. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC's Sunday Night Football (8:20 p.m. kickoff).
In advance of Sunday night, Gillette Stadium officials are requesting the media's assistance in communicating important information to fans attending the game.
FREE PARKING LOT HIGHLIGHTS NEW PARKING PLAN AT GILLETTE STADIUM IN 2019
It has been said that good things come to those who wait, and for Patriots fans who register at https://www.gillettestadium.com/freeparking/ for a delayed exit parking lot prior to each game this season, the reward will be FREE parking.
After a successful pilot program in 2018, the New England Patriots are expanding their offer to ticketed fans who opt for a delayed exit lot to park for FREE in 2019. The free parking option is believed to be the only one of its kind in the NFL and highlights a new pricing plan that features an overall price reduction for nearly three-quarters of the available public parking spaces at Gillette Stadium.
In 2019, Gillette Stadium will offer three pricing zones for general parking; a free delayed exit parking lot (Lot 55), a $10 price reduction (now $30) for all remaining general parking via the P10 and P11 entrances (located across Route 1 from the stadium) and stadium side parking for $60.
Stadium parking lots for Sunday's game open at 4:20 p.m. with stadium gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, Gillette Stadium has a designated rideshare drop off and pick up location in Lot 15 adjacent to Bass Pro Shops for Uber and Lyft users. Fans can schedule an Uber or Lyft ride to and from the venue through their respective mobile apps. For more parking information, visit https://www.gillettestadium.com/parking/.
NOTE: The price of ADA parking in Gillette Stadium's licensed ADA spaces has also been reduced to $30 per game. Licensed ADA spaces are designated by ADA access signs and require a valid ADA parking placard. As a reminder, ADA parking spaces typically fill up within the first hour of lots opening. ADA spaces are not guaranteed. Parking accommodations made once licensed spaces are full are priced in accordance with the price for that lot. Oversize vehicle parking remains at $150 per game.
2019 PARKING PRICING SUMMARY
Delayed Exit Lot Parking .......................................................... FREE
General P10/P11 Parking............................................................ $30
Stadium Side Parking.................................................................. $60
ADA Parking with Placard........................................................... $30
Oversize Vehicle Parking........................................................... $150
Prepaid Parking Program for 2019 Season
Ticket holders can now purchase a season long prepaid parking pass for the 2019 season. The pass guarantees access to stadium-side parking lots regardless of arrival time and includes a 10% discount on day of game pricing. These prepaid lots are accessible from either the north (Lot 3) or the south (Lot 20). Please note that stadium-side prepaid parking passes are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Prepaid Parking areas are located in Lot 3 and Lot 20 and are conveniently accessible from Route 1 north and south. Stadium-side prepaid parking passes are $54 ($60 day of game price).
- Guests traveling from the north on Rt.1 purchase a Lot 3 pass and access the property via P2 (access via P1 once P2 is closed)
- Guests traveling from the south on Rt.1 purchase a Lot 20 pass and access the property via P7 (access via P8 once P7 is closed)
CLEAR BAG POLICY IN EFFECT
Fans attending Sunday's game are reminded that bags larger than a small wristlet or handheld wallet will not be allowed inside Gillette Stadium, per the venue's clear bag policy, which is in effect at all ticketed events. If carrying a bag into the stadium is necessary, the only options are a clear plastic bag not exceeding 12" x 6" x 12" (a capacity of 1 gallon) or a small wristlet or handheld wallet not exceeding 8" x 5" x 2" (approximately the size of a hand). Clear backpacks exceed those specifications and are not permitted.
Please note that bags larger than the permitted size, including purses, shoulder bags and backpacks, will not be allowed inside Gillette Stadium and will not be held or stored by the venue. These items must be returned to a vehicle before entering the stadium. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit http://www.gillettestadium.com/bagpolicy.
MOBILE TICKETSThe use of mobile tickets is permitted for all Patriots games this season. Gillette Stadium officials strongly encourage fans using mobile tickets to download their tickets onto their smartphones prior to arriving at the stadium gates for ease of entry into the venue.
SECONDARY MARKET TICKETS, BUYER BEWARE
Gillette Stadium officials are reminding fans to be wary of counterfeit tickets and use caution when purchasing game tickets online in the secondary market. Please note the Patriots can only verify the legitimacy of tickets purchased through the NFL's ticketing network of StubHub, SeatGeek and Ticketmaster's ticket exchange.
DRONES/UAVs ARE PROHIBITED AT GILLETTE STADIUM AND SURROUNDING PARKING LOTSDrones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are prohibited at Gillette Stadium and the surrounding parking lots. For all Patriot games, there is a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in place around the stadium. The TFR is an F.A.A. regulation and includes the prohibition of drones/UAVs, as well as larger aircraft.
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.
METAL DETECTORS AT ALL GATESPlease note that metal detectors will be located at all stadium gates and fans should be prepared to remove phones and cameras from their pockets. Unlike procedures you may be familiar with at the airport, stadium security will not be asking fans to remove their keys, shoes, belts or loose change.
ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME FOR TRAFFIC AROUND GILLETTE STADIUM
With a capacity crowd of nearly 66,000 fans, Gillette Stadium officials encourage drivers to allow themselves plenty of time when traveling near the stadium on game day. Traffic restrictions will be in place on local roads before and after the game. Fans 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 strongly encouraged to stay to the right and park in P10
- From the South (from I-495), fans are strongly encouraged to stay to the left and park in P11 or P10
Don't want to drive to the game? The MBTA Commuter Rail will provide special train service from South Station in Boston and from Providence to Gillette Stadium for Sunday's game and every Patriots home game this season. The round trip fare is $20 and fans are reminded that any prohibited items at Gillette Stadium, including bags that do not comply with the stadium's Clear Bag Policy, will not be permitted on the trains. Additionally, no personal items may be left on the trains during the game.
For more information on the trains to Gillette Stadium, visit www.mbta.com/riding\_the\_t/patriots.
Schedule from Boston:
- Depart South Station: 5:50 PM
- Depart Back Bay: 5:55 PM
- Depart Dedham Corp: 6:10 PM
- Arrive Foxboro: 7 PM
Schedule from Providence:
- Depart Providence: 5:55 PM
- Depart South Attleboro: 6:05 PM
- Depart Attleboro: 6:15 PM
- Depart Mansfield: 6:25 PM
- Arrive Foxboro: 7 PM
NOTE: Trains will depart from Gillette Stadium 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
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PREGAME AT PATRIOT PLACE
Around Patriot Place, the property's 15 dining options can satisfy any hungry football fan with everything from sushi to burgers to fine dining. For a list of restaurants and entertainment options, visit www.patriot-place.com.