FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The AFC Champion New England Patriots today announced new details for Monday's Super Bowl Send-Off Rally on the NRG Plaza outside The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.
Patriots fans are invited to gather to see the team One More time and wish them luck prior to their departure for Houston. Patriots in-stadium announcer John Rooke will kick things off at 9 a.m. The rally, which is free and open to the public, will include performances by the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums and the New England Patriots Cheerleaders, t-shirt tosses and giveaways. Patriots Radio Network play-by-play broadcaster Bob Socci and color analyst Scott Zolak will talk about Super Bowl LI and the Patriots showdown with the Atlanta Falcons.
Shortly before 10 a.m., New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft will welcome the crowd and address Patriots Nation. Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick and 2016 team captains Tom Brady, Devin McCourty, Dont'a Hightower and Matthew Slater are also expected to speak at the rally.
Following the rally, team buses will depart Gillette Stadium for Boston's Logan Airport.
PATRIOTS SUPER BOWL SEND-OFF RALLY ITINERARY FOR MONDAY, JAN. 30
*Rally held on NRG Plaza outside The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon (all times are approximate)
9:00 a.m. - Musical performance by the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums
9:35 a.m. -Patriots Cheerleaders performance followed by t-shirt toss and giveaways
9:45 a.m. -Patriots radio broadcast team of Bob Socci and Scott Zolak
9:50 a.m. -Former Patriots TE Jermaine Wiggins Interview
9:55 a.m. - Robert Kraft, who will address Patriots Nation followed by: Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Patriots 2016 team captains
10:15 a.m. - Rally concludes
10:30 a.m. - Patriots buses depart for Logan Airport
*NOTE: For fans unable to make it to the rally, Patriots.com will stream the event live starting at 9am ET on Monday.*
The Patriots captured their ninth conference championship and eighth since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994 with a 36-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 22 at Gillette Stadium. On Feb. 5, the Patriots will seek their fifth Super Bowl title when they face the Falcons. Super Bowl LI will be broadcast by FOX and can be seen locally on WFXT Channel 25 in Boston. Joe Buck will handle play-byplay duties with Troy Aikman as the color analyst. Erin Andrews and Chris Myers will report from the sidelines.