New England Patriots

Capacity: 68,756

Surface: Turf

History: How's this for a howling success? Fans have sold out Gillette Stadium for every Patriots home game since the $325 million, privately funded facility opened in 2002. Sightlines are particularly key here, and gathering areas such as the end-zone plazas offer fine views of the field and a place to mingle before, during and after games. Even the stylized lighthouse and bridge, created to celebrate New England's heritage, offer signature vantages. Those enjoying the action from the stadium's 87 luxury suites, some of the largest in the NFL, have plenty of space to socialize. Patriot Place, the $350 million retail and entertainment complex on the north and west sides of the stadium, houses more than 50 businesses, from a four-star hotel, a movie theatre and restaurants to boutiques, nightclubs and a Bass Pro Shops outlet.

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