Business View Civil and Municipal | March 2021

65 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL MARCH 2021 FOXBOROUGH, The Gem of Norfolk County L ife in Foxborough, Massachusetts revolves around this quintessential small-town feel community, accompanied by big city amenities. But this iconic Norfolk County Town doesn’t come with just any old amenities. Foxborough is home to the world-renowned New England Patriots and to the New England Revolution, a member of Major League Soccer (MLS). With that comes Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place, and all the exceptional benefits they provide. Incorporated in 1778, Foxborough quickly became known as the Straw Hat Capital of the World, but today the Town is known best as the home of the star National Football League (NFL) team. According to Foxborough Town Manager, William Keegan, “The term ‘New England’ Patriots came about when the team moved south from Boston to Foxborough in 1970. At that time, the ‘new’ Schaefer Stadium had been built when the former Boston Patriots outgrew Fenway Park and needed a larger, more football friendly, venue. Subsequently, that