FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – On Sunday, the Patriots will host the Philadelphia Eagles. It is Week 13's featured Super Bowl rematch and the 15th of 19 such rematches that are being highlighted throughout the 2015 NFL season leading up to Super Bowl 50. The Patriots will commemorate the occasion by honoring Super Bowl XXXIX MVP Deion Branch, who will return to Gillette Stadium as the game's honorary captain. On Feb. 6, 2005, Branch tied a then Super Bowl record with 11 receptions for 133 yards to help propel the Patriots to a 24-21 victory over the Eagles. It was the Patriots' third Super Bowl title in four years.
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation has once again teamed up with WBZ to promote this year's Toy Drive to benefit New England children in need this holiday season. Fans are encouraged to bring new and unwrapped toy donations to the collection bins outside the entry gates at Gillette Stadium or to the Patriots ProShop prior to the game. All who donate will receive a 10 percent discount coupon to the Patriots ProShop. Toys donated by fans will be delivered by Patriots players at upcoming holiday charitable events. Toys will serve children ranging from newborn to 18 years old.
Just a reminder that this week's game starts at 4:25 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.
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 GATES
Please note, metal detectors are located at all stadium gate entrances. Please remove phones, cameras and all other metallic items from your pockets prior to reaching the screening locations to expedite the screening process. Unlike procedures you may be familiar with at the airport, stadium security will not be asking fans to remove loose change or keys from their pockets and they won't need to remove their shoes or belts. Please note, battery-powered heated clothing (i.e. jackets and socks) are prohibited.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Gillette Stadium officials want to remind fans that the NFL Clear Bag Policy will be in effect at every game throughout the 2015 season. That policy states that all bags entering the stadium must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and no larger than 12" x 6" x 12." Fans can use a one-gallon clear (see through) plastic freezer bag. In addition, small clutch bags (not to exceed 7" x 4" 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 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, go to NFL.com/allclear.
PARKING AND PUBLIC TRANSIT
Stadium parking lots open at 12:25 p.m. Parking is $40 for cars and motorcycles and $150 for buses, RVs and limos. For more parking information, visit http://gillettestadium.com/patriots-parking. 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. The round trip fare is $15. Fans are reminded that no bags larger than the NFL-mandated size (see NFL's Clear Bag Policy above) are permitted and no personal items may be left on the trains during the game. For more information, including train schedule, visit www.mbta.com/ridingthet/patriots.
|South Station Train schedule to Gillette Stadium for Sunday, Dec. 6||TF Green Airport Train schedule to Gillette Stadium for Sunday, Dec. 6|
|**South Station:** Departs for Gillette Stadium at **2:00 PM**||**TF Green Airport: * Departs for Gillette Stadium at **1:30 PM**|
|Back Bay: Departs for Gillette Stadium at **2:05 PM**||**Providence: * Departs for Gillette Stadium at **2:00 PM**|
|Dedham Corp: Departs for Gillette Stadium at 2:20 PM||**South Attleboro: **/u> Departs for Gillette Stadium at **2:10 PM**|
|Arrive: Train arrives at Gillette Stadium at **3:05 PM**||**Attleboro: ** Departs for Gillette Stadium at **2:20 PM** **Mansfield: **> Departs for Gillette Stadium at **2:30 PM** **Arrive: **|
NOTE:Trains will depart from Gillette Stadium 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
PREGAME AT PATRIOT PLACE
Around Patriot Place, the property's 16 dining options can satisfy any hungry football fan with everything from sushi to burgers to fine dining. For a list of restaurants, visit www.patriot-place.com/tags/restaurants#.Ve8g1NJViko. Need to gear up for the game? The Patriots ProShop and Patriots ProShop Collection have the widest selection of authentic Patriots merchandise available anywhere, including a selection of Super Bowl XLIX championship gear. For more information, visit www.patriotsproshop.com.
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.