The AFC Champion New England Patriots are inviting fans to join them before the team heads off to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday.
Gates at Gillette Stadium will open at 10:15 a.m. this Sunday followed by a replay of the AFC Championship Game starting at 10:30. Admission and parking are free, and complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will be provided by the events co-sponsors, Dunkin' Donuts and Covidien. Fans are asked to enter at the Patriot Place Gate, located between The Hall and the ticket office.
At noon, just before the players and coaches board their buses for the airport, Patriots President Jonathan Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and the entire team will join fans for a final salute, just like they did four years ago before leaving for their last Super Bowl appearance.