New England Patriots

Founded: 1959
Team Owner: Robert Kraft
Head Coach: Bill Belichick
Team Icon: Tom Brady
Overall Record: 442-375-9
Fight Songs: I'm Shipping Up to Boston
NFL Championships: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2017
Stadium: Gillette Stadium (2002–present)
Stadium Capacity: 68,756
City: Foxborough, MA
Previous Stadiums: Nickerson Field (1960–62), Fenway Park (1963–68), Alumni Stadium (1969), Harvard Stadium (1970), Foxboro Stadium (1971–2001)
Website: www.patriots.com
New England Patriots

When the new Boston football franchise needed a name, seventy-four fans suggested Patriots for obvious reason. Boston can be considered the birthplaces of our nation, so Patriots is fitting for the region. The new team's logo - "Pat Patriot" - is the cartoon image of a Minuteman crouched down preparing to snap a football. In 1971 the team changed the first part of their name from Boston to New England for a more regional name to attract fans from all over the northeast.



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