With the New England Patriots appearing in their first and only Monday Night Football game of the 2015 season, we are communicating important information to fans planning to attend the primetime game between the Patriots and Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Nov. 23 (8:30 p.m. kickoff).
With evening commuter traffic and a capacity crowd of nearly 67,000 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 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 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
Fans are encouraged to arrive early at stadium gates to limit wait times. Parking lots open at 4:30 p.m. and gates to the stadium open at 6:30 p.m.
Security and law enforcement officials are on-site to ensure the safety of all attending the game. If fans have any concerns, they are always encouraged that if they "see something, say something, and dial 9-1-1" or contact the nearest security or law enforcement personnel.
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 one-gallon clear (see through) plastic freezer bag or similar. 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 4:30 p.m. Parking is $40 for cars and motorcycles and $150 for buses, RVs and limos. For more parking information, visit www.patriots.com/gillette-stadium/parking-and-directions.html. 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 Monday'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 toGillette Stadium for Monday, Nov. 23
TF Green Airport Train schedule toGillette Stadium for Monday, Nov. 23
TF Green Airport:
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.