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Patriots welcome Gov. Jane Swift

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             *Governor assists Robert Kraft in a ceremonial placement of sod at CMGI Field to complete turf installation.*  

The New England Patriots rolled out the "green" carpet to welcome Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift when she visited CMGI Field on Monday, Nov. 19, 2001. During the previous week, the Patriots ground crew had rolled out over 96,000 square feet of sod. On Monday, the governor assisted Patriots owner Robert Kraft in placing the final piece of sod to complete the installation of the new turf at CMGI Field.

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             The installation of the field is one of the many milestone achievements celebrated during the stadium's construction, which officially began in March of 2000. In the past few months, over 50 percent of the stadium's 68,000 seats have been put in place, the glass walls enclosing the Club areas have been constructed and, just last month, the 48' x 27' video boards were installed. By spring, the main concourse and the lower seating bowl will be completed to accommodate New England Revolution soccer matches. In approximately nine months from November 19th, the New England Patriots will play their first game at CMGI Field when they host the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2002 pre-season opener.  
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             At a cost of $325 million, CMGI Field is the largest privately-financed construction project in the Commonwealth and has provided employment to over 1,100 workers. In addition, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has provided $70 million in infrastructure improvements around the stadium, including the Route 1 traffic flow enhancements that are currently under construction
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             *Governor assists Robert Kraft in a ceremonial placement of sod at CMGI Field to complete turf installation.*  

The New England Patriots rolled out the "green" carpet to welcome Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift when she visited CMGI Field on Monday, Nov. 19, 2001. During the previous week, the Patriots ground crew had rolled out over 96,000 square feet of sod. On Monday, the governor assisted Patriots owner Robert Kraft in placing the final piece of sod to complete the installation of the new turf at CMGI Field.

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             The installation of the field is one of the many milestone achievements celebrated during the stadium's construction, which officially began in March of 2000. In the past few months, over 50 percent of the stadium's 68,000 seats have been put in place, the glass walls enclosing the Club areas have been constructed and, just last month, the 48' x 27' video boards were installed. By spring, the main concourse and the lower seating bowl will be completed to accommodate New England Revolution soccer matches. In approximately nine months from November 19th, the New England Patriots will play their first game at CMGI Field when they host the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2002 pre-season opener.  
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             At a cost of $325 million, CMGI Field is the largest privately-financed construction project in the Commonwealth and has provided employment to over 1,100 workers. In addition, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has provided $70 million in infrastructure improvements around the stadium, including the Route 1 traffic flow enhancements that are currently under construction
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