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By adamg - 8/18/21 - 3:36 pm

The country singer announced today he's canceling his shows at Gillette and elsewhere due to Covid-19, WBZ reports.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 12:06 pm

WCVB reports the state will be closing the Hynes, Gillette, Natick Mall and Danvers vaccination sites by the end of the month as it moves to distributing Covid-19 vaccine doses to mobile units and doctors' offices in an attempt to reach people who might not want to go to a giant site.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 10:40 pm
Escaped pig went on the lam

Foxborough Police report a little pig that escaped from a petting zoo at Patriot Place spent three days wandering Gillette Stadium before it was captured today. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/16 - 8:59 pm

State Police report a trooper was seriously injured after the Patriots game by an Everett man they say was trying to evade other troopers by heading south on Rte. 1 northbound on his 2009 Ducati. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/16 - 1:42 pm
Seized weapons

A Connecticut man faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of an electric stun gun, trespassing, and disorderly conduct after police investigating a report of a suspicious character found him and the weapons in a Gillette Stadium employee parking lot yesterday.

By adamg - 9/2/15 - 9:29 am

Kara Sassone, who has two young children, has started an online petition asking the Krafts to make Gillette welcoming to parents of young children: Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/13 - 1:19 pm

MBCR is reminding Patriots fans that new July Fourth-like security restrictions at Gillette Stadium mean they'll be turned away if they try to get into the stadium with largeish bags Friday night. And don't think you can just leave that stuff on the train to the game, because you can't. So think like you're heading out for a night of clubbing instead of a night cheering on (maybe) Brady:

By adamg - 7/22/13 - 9:11 am

Masshole Mommy reports the stadium appeared to have only five or six security lines for the sold-out Bon Jovi show on Saturday:

We were all getting pushed & shoved and a fight even ended up breaking out not far behind us. Add in the fact that the security people were moving in slow motion and not thoroughly checking people anyways and that made it even more awesome to wait for so long.

By adamg - 8/27/12 - 8:27 am

No, not the Boston Carnival. Boston Police report just three arrests there. We're talking about the Country Music Festival at Gillette, where, the Herald reports, as only the Herald can:

Cops rounded up hundreds of drunk and rowdy country-music fans in Foxboro over the weekend in yet another round of boozy, violent mayhem at a Bay State summer concert.

By adamg - 6/22/11 - 2:46 pm

Management got fed up with fans in one section constantly yelling "You suck, asshole!" at opposing goalies, so when it happened again on Saturday, security descended on the section and just began pulling and pushing fans out. Two were actually arrested; 20 were banned from the stadium.

Imagine if the Red Sox tried that during a Yankees game.

By adamg - 10/11/09 - 9:48 am

Matt Conti reports on an effort to bring the world's largest sporting event to Boston (well, technically, Gillette Stadium).

Organizers might want to work a bit on the description, though:

Perhaps Boston can be best described as a welcome contradiction: Hip alongside historic. Skyscrapers surround parks. Gourmet meets pizza. ...

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