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OT: Renting Foxboro/Fenway for a day?

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  1. zarakotas5

    zarakotas5 Rookie

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    Complete feelier if anyone on Patsfans would be willing to organize renting either stadium for a day.

    I honestly don't know anything about the specifics, but I could find out. A few years ago my brother and a few of his friends rented out Fenway for a day. I think? it was 2002. It was ~$10-15k for the day, with announcers and ground crew included (they got about 50 guys who all put up, etc, for a once in a lifetime sort of thing). I imagine Foxboro would be less, but inflation would prolly equate the difference.

    Considering football is 11-on-11, thats 22 on field at all times. Renting it gives you 8 hours (3 games?) with plenty of opportunity for subs, etc..It could be flag football, etc...

    100-200 people could easily split the cost and not feel shortchanged, particularly if a system was worked out. Between the people who regularly visit this site and their friends and family, say it was $100/person to rent the field. Any interest? At $200 (Pure speculation...)?
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    Isn't Foxboro Stadium a parking lot now?
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    Oh man, then given the cost of parking at Gillette we'll never be able to rent it!
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    Not sure why you would want to do this..
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    its called delusions of grandeur,trying to be something your not
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    For the experience of saying that you PLAYED on the same field as the RED SOX or PATRIOTS. Its like the time that I got to skate on the Garden Ice for a stick practice. It was AWESOME.....
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    Amen, man. I think I brought this up before with the same insulted disbelief.

    Delusions of grandeur? 150 guys putting up what they spend on a night out to rent an NFL stadium? Sorry for suggesting this aggregious misstep of affluence to impress anonymous people with similar interests of a particular football team. WAY outta line.

    Instead of being ushered out the second the game ends when we try to take in the atmosphere, we could actually enjoy ourselves ON the field, smell the grass, skin our knees on the paint in the endzone, etc...

    Gentlemen, they run a business. An empty stadium is not making money for the owner. Just sayin'. Sorry, I guess.
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    Sorry, my lord. Gillette.
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    Gillette is rented out for $350,000 for a day to corporations. This includes a handful of former players to interact with.
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    gulp (10 char)
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    I think the cost would probably depend on the size of the event as they can host events from 50-3000 people.
    http://www.gillettestadium.com/event_planning/index.cfm?ac=locations

    >>>>>> "What are the average prices for events held at Gillette Stadium?

    Pricing varies for each event depending on a number of factors including event size, space requirements and any enhancements desired (e.g. tours, appearances by cheerleaders or players, messages on the scoreboard, etc). We will provide you with an estimate within one day of your site visit and/or when we know more specifics about your particular event."<<<<<<<<

    If it includes food, catering and is all-inclusive for 3000 people, it's about $120 per person which sounds in the ballpark (no pun intended).............
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    $350K price was for 100 people.
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    That's $3500 pp and I wonder how many corporations can go for that. If publicly held, I wonder how the stockholders would feel about it.......
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    I'll set it up... just send me the money
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    :rofl:

    The former players can be set in a variety of poses and make six different sounds when firing their weapons.
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    Yeah, it struck me as rather silly the first time I heard about it. Stockholder's concerns are valid, although if this kind of spending isn't a pattern, it won't have any significant weight with them.

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