Foxborough, Mass. -- A trip to the Super Bowl deserves a super send-off, and that's exactly what the AFC Champion New England Patriots will get at Noon on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots and sponsors Dunkin' Donuts and Covidien are inviting fans to the free event, where they can see the team off to Indianapolis to take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. Just prior to the players boarding busses for the airport, Patriots President Jonathan Kraft, Bill Belichick and the entire team will greet fans from the Gillette Stadium field.
Leading up to the send-off at Noon, fans will have the chance to re-watch the Patriots' AFC Championship Game against the Ravens, an instant classic, on Gillette Stadium's high-definition video boards. The Patriots Cheerleaders, Pat Patriot and the End Zone Militia will take part in the festivities, and complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.
The event is free and open to the public. Gillette Stadium's Patriot Place Gate (located near the ticket office and the The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon) will open at 10:15 a.m. Parking is free. No tailgating will be allowed.
WHAT: Patriots Super Bowl Send-off
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 29
10:15 a.m. - Gates open
10:30 - AFC Championship replay
Noon - Send-off program
WHERE: Gillette Stadium
WHO: Patriots President Jonathan Kraft, Head Coach Bill Belichick and the 2011 AFC Champion New England Patriots.