FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots fans will have three more opportunities to enjoy the Patriots Fan Zone during training camp, as the team announced Friday the final three dates that the interactive, football-themed area will be open.
The Fan Zone, located adjacent to the Patriots' practice fields behind Gillette Stadium, will be open Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 and Tuesday, Aug. 11. The Patriots will hold public practices on Aug. 8 at 9:15 a.m. and Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 at 1:45 p.m.
The Fan Zone, free and open to fan of all ages, features numerous bounce houses and obstacles, games, music, concessions, informational areas and appearances by Patriots mascot, Pat Patriot, Patriots Alumni and Patriots Cheerleaders. Inside the Patriots United tent, fans can find exhibits from The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon like Chandler Jones' rookie jersey, cleats worn by Danny Amendola in Super Bowl XLIX and Tom Brady's game-worn glove from the 2013 season. For more information, please visit http://www.patriots.com/trainingcamp.
"What I like about the Patriots Fan Zone is everything my boys are doing, I'm doing too," said Plymouth resident and lifelong Patriots fan Craig Shea.
Worcester resident Craig Johnson, who brought his twin 6-year-old boys to Patriots Fan Zone, said they loved the bounce houses.
"They've been to every single bounce house," Johnson said. "I think this Fan Zone is a great thing for families, especially on a hot summer day. You can bring your kids to training camp and keep them entertained with the activities around here like the bounce houses and obstacle courses. It's definitely easy to make a day of it here."
Alyssa Sylvia of North Attleboro said her 4-year-old son loves watching the Patriots and the Fan Zone is a great place for young fans to enjoy football-related, and Patriots-themed, activities.
"What kid doesn't love activities like these and being able to run around and explore? My son has loved the bounce houses with the slide and the obstacle courses and I love seeing all the Patriots gear," Sylvia said.
All fans participating in the Patriots Fan Zone's interactive activities must sign a waiver form provided upon entry.