New England Revolution Overview

Fast facts

League: MLS

Head Coach: Clint Peay, Bruce Arena

Team Mascot: Slyde the Fox

Year Opened: 2002

Capacity: 20000

City / State: Foxborough / MA

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

New England Revolution vs New York Red Bulls

Rival Team: New York Red Bulls

The Revolution-Red Bulls rivalry mirrors the other Boston-New York sports rivalries and is a can’t miss matchup for any MLS fan. From 2002 to 2014, The Revs won 20 straight against the Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium helping fuel the flames on the Red Bull side. If you can only make one Revs game, then make sure to be in attendance when the Revs face the Red Bulls.

New England Revolution vs New York City FC

Rival Team: New York City FC

Like the Revs rivalry with the Red Bulls, the Revolution-New York City FC is built upon the age old rivalry between Boston and New York. The fact the hated Yankees have an ownership stake in NYCFC only adds fuel to the flames, so don’t miss it when the Revs and NYCFC square off.

New England Revolution vs D.C. United

Rival Team: D.C. United

The Revs and D.C. United are two of the oldest clubs in Major League Soccer and have met in several big matches over the years. The teams have a long history, so make sure catch a Revs-D.C. United match if you get the chance.

New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire

Rival Team: Chicago Fire

Back in the Rev’s glory days, the Fire and Revs met in the MLS Playoffs several times developing a strong rivalry between the two teams. Things have cooled since then, but longtime Revs fans still want to beat the Fire whenever they come to Gillette Stadium.

New England Revolution Tailgate Guide

Atmosphere

Tailgating before a New England Revolution game offers something for everyone no matter how mild or wild you want to go. There is plenty of room to set up a tailgate outside of Gillette Stadium as there is ample parking. You can set up your tailgate in any of the general parking lots, and if you’re looking to join up with members of a supporter group, there is even a lot for that. The supporter groups, most notably The Midnight Riders, The Rebellion, and La Barra, are home to the most diehard Revs fans out there, so at the very least stop by and say hi before the game to learn more about them.

If you’re not into parking lot tailgating, never fear as Patriot Place is home to tons of retail, dining, and entertainment options. You’ll find a wide variety of restaurants at Patriot Place including an upscale steakhouse as well as national fast food chains.

Whether you’re looking to set up your cookout, meet up with friends or a supporter group, or just grab a quick bite to eat you’ll find it here at Gillette Stadium.

Traditions

Patriot Place

If you’re not into traditional tailgating Patriot Place is perfect for you. The massive retail, dining, and entertainment complex located right outside of Gillette Stadium offers more than enough for fans to do on game days. No matter who you are or what your taste you’ll find something for you inside Patriots Place, which is home to upscale steakhouses, national fast food chains, and bars. The incredible variety makes Patriot Place great place to grab a quick drink or bite to eat before or after the game if you want to wait out the inevitable post-game traffic on Route 1. There is also a significant amount of shopping and entertainment available at Patriot Place including a movie theater, bowling alleys, and even night clubs. Patriot Place is your one stop shop for pre and post game activities in Foxborough.

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Fan Zone and Autograph Alley

Take the kids to the Fan Zone before the game. The Fan Zone features inflatables, games, face painting and much more. Then after the game bring them to Autograph Alley to snag a few signatures from their favorite Revs players.

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Chowder

Clam chowder is without a doubt one of the most unique foods and you’ll find an abundance of in Foxborough. The chowder here is among the best you’ll ever find, so make sure to enjoy this creamy delicacy as no trip to New England is complete without it.

Where to tailgate

New England Revolution Stadium Guide

In Game

The Patriots aren’t the only team New Englander’s pack Gillette Stadium to support. The New England Revolution also have an impressive showing when it comes to filling Gillette. Fans from all over New England flock to Foxborough to show support for their men in navy and red. You’ll find the especially vocal supporters in the Fort, which is home to the Revs supporter groups. These fans go all out to support the Revs equipped with songs, chants, flags, and banners. If you want to experience a Revs game at its best, then make sure to get tickets in the Fort.

Those of you looking for a more family-friendly atmosphere will find it elsewhere at Gillette Stadium. Before the game, kids can visit the Fan Zone and get their faces painted and play games. Once the action starts, everyone in the family will be dazzled by the action on the field as well as the Revs lovable mascot Slyde the Fox.

A Revs match offers something for everyone no matter what the age. Whether you’re looking to dive head first into MLS supporter culture or just a fun afternoon out with the family, you’ll have a great time attending a Revs match.

Things to check out

The Hall at Patriot Place

The Hall at Patriot Place, Located just behind the north end zone, is a museum that pays homage to all the greatest players, coaches, and moments in Patriots franchise history. Inside the museum, you’ll be able to see the jersey of every player in the history of the franchise to have his number retired as well as countless other Patriots relics from the past. The museum also offers many interactive exhibits that are especially entertaining for younger fans.

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Banners

Throughout Gillette Stadium you’ll encounter numbers banners commemorating all the greatest moments in Patriots history. These banners honor the four super bowl championships as well the 2007 team who went undefeated regular season. Stop by and check these out to relive all the greatest moments in Pats history.

New England Flag

All around Gillette Stadium you’ll see the New England flag. The flag is red with a fur-tree on it and has become a big part of the Revolution match day atmosphere.

The Fort

The Fort in the north end of Gillette Stadium is the home of the majority of the Revolution supporter groups including The Midnight Riders, The Rebellion, and La Barra. If you want to stand with the most diehard Revs fans out there and join in on the festivities then make sure to get tickets in The Fort.

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End Zone Militia

Every Revs score is accompanied by a 21 gun salute. The Revs have a slightly smaller version of the End Zone Militia who come to every game adorned in colonial attire. Over the years these guys have become more of a staple than the players on the field, so keep on the look out for the 21 gun salute when the Revs fire one home.

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Slyde the Fox

Slyde the Fox is the official mascot of the New England Revolution and can be seen entertaining the crowd on game days. Keep your eyes open for Slyde as you never know what kind of shenanigans he’ll get into next.

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New England Revolution Bars & Restaurants

  1. Howl at the Moon

    Howl at the Moon

    Splitsville is a rare combination of upscale and nostalgic feel. With 12 luxury lanes and ample indoor and outdoor seating, Splitsville is an energetic yet comfortable atmosphere that can handle parties from 8 to 800.

    220 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    508-698-2695

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Splitsville

    Splitsville wine

    We’re the perfect place for birthday parties, office team building, corporate events, charity fundraisers, holiday parties or even just a reunion with friends!

    220 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    508-698-2695

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Mick Morgans

    Mick Morgans

    With remarkable food, exceptional service and an authentic Irish atmosphere, Mick Morgan's in Sharon is the place to be!

    973 Providence Hwy, Walpole, MA 02081, USA

    781-806-0066

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  4. Flynn’s Irish Pub

    Flynns Irish Pub

    Flynn's is a traditional Irish pub specializing in Craft beers & comfort food.

    2240 State Rd 6 7, Plymouth, MA 02360, USA

    508-833-8626

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  5. Bar Louie

    Bar Louie

    Bar Louie is an urban bar made famous for our signature martinis, cocktails and dynamic beer selection.

    232 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    508-623-1195

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Skipjack’s Best Fresh Seafood

    Skipjacks Best Fresh Seafood

    Skipjack’s creates a seasonally inspired daily menu utilizing the freshest seafood that is sophisticated, creative and rich with local flavors.

    226 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    508-543-2200

    Bar website

    american - $$$

  7. Sal’s & Mal’s Pizzaria

    Sals Mals Pizzaria

    Sal's and Mal's is a family owned and operated Italian style pizzeria, proud to be serving the Foxboro community and surrounding towns for over 15 years!

    8 Wall St, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    508-543-0336

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  8. Omega Pizza

    Omega Pizza

    Most well known pizza place in Foxboro and conveniently located near Gillette Stadium.

    128 Main St, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    508-543-3440

    Bar website

    pizza - $

  9. Twenty8 Food & Spirits

    Twenty8 Food Spirit

    Come dine on your favorite comfort foods and enjoy gastro-inspired relaxed fine dining. The ambiance is sophisticated yet fun while the menu features New England favorites and chef-inspired creations.

    Building G, 28 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    508-216-1668

    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Tavolino

    Tavolino

    Our Chefs take pride in using the freshest local ingredients available. We combine traditional techniques and recipes with creative, contemporary ideas.

    274 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    508-543-6543

    Bar website

    italian - cafe - $$

  11. Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

    Capriottis Sandwich Shop

    Sharing our passion, one sandwich at a time! Extraordinary food for those unwilling to settle!

    267 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    702-631-0404

    Bar website

    italian - $

  12. Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

    Davios Northern Italian Steakhouse

    Authentic Italian cuisine to blow you away

    236 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035, USA

    508-339-4810

    Bar website

    italian - $$$