Kraft and the Patriots announced plans to build an entertainment and lifestyle center named Patriot Place around the Gillette Stadium in the early portion of 2006. At $350 to complete the project cost more than the building of Gillette Stadium had cost. In the late 1980's Kraft bought the Foxboro Stadium and the approximately seven hundred acres of the surrounding land.
In late 2007 the project's first phase opened featuring New England's first Bass Pro Shops in addition to the a Circuit City that is now closed. There were Staples, Christmas Tree Shops, and a Bed Bath & Beyond in the facility. Plans to build a themed nightclub and restaurant known as the CBS Scene that would include the studios for WBZ-TV that CBS owned were announced by CBS and the Patriots during December of 2007. A hotel, movie theater, health center and open mall were also included in the project's second phase.
The Hall at Patriot Place is attached to the stadium and includes an interactive two level museum. The museum honors the Super Bowl championships and other accomplishments of the Patriots. There is also a Patriots Pro Shop included at Patriot Place.
Patriot Place is located at Two Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA. The Patriot Place mall is open Monday through Saturday from 10am until 9pm. On Sunday the mall opens at 10am and closes at 7pm. During the holiday season the mall is open from 9am until 10pm on Monday through Saturday, 9am until 8pm on Sunday from the 27th of November until the 23rd of December. Christmas Eve Patriot Place is open from 9am until 6p. The mall is closed on Christmas Day and reopens the 26th of December at 8am and closes at 10pm.
Patriot Place is adjacent to the Gillette Stadium. The facilities are over one million square feet full of entertainment, dining and shopping. There are eateries, an art theatre, a hotel, entertainment, fashion retailers and more. Retail customers can enjoy free parking even on game and event days at Patriot Place. When patrons enter the parking lot they will get a parking ticket that has the arrival time stamped on it and a summary of the regulations of parking to ensure they have at least two hours of parking for free.
Those that violate the guidelines for parking will be fined $150 to keep those attending events from taking advantage of the parking. Tickets are assessed when you leave the lot without exception. The $150 parking fee applies to damaged tickets or lost tickets as well, the parking attendants do not have the authority to waive the violations. The retail parking lot does not allow solicitation, tailgating or event parking.
There are complimentary shuttle rides at Patriot Place from the South to the North ends every weekend. Valet Parking can be found between Bar Louie and Davio's in the North Center of Patriot Place on Friday and Saturday from 5pm until 1am. The parking is not available on event days at Gillette Stadium.