For UMaine football it is a big weekend. A big FBS opponent in UMass. A big stadium to play the game in Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Welcome to week two of the college football season.

The Bears are coming off a road win against Norfolk State 23-6 in the opener. UMass got pounded out in Wisconsin 45-0.

 

 

 

Gillette Stadium is the home of the New England Patriots. Here are a few factoids about the house Bob Kraft built, courtesy of the  stadium website...

Quick Hits


Construction Started 2000
Stadium Opened 2002
Capacity 68,756
Club Seats 6,000
Luxury Suites 89
Suite Seats 2,000
Width of Concourses up to 70 feet
ATM Machines 6
First Aid Stations 4
Concession Stands 500+
HD Video Boards 2 (41.5' x 164' and 45' x 100')
Stadium Footprint 17.3 acres
Stadium Area 1.9 million square feet
Television Monitors 1,000+
Points of Distributed Sound 2,000
Ticket Operations 16 points of sale outside stadium/2 inside stadium for future events
Distance to Downtown Boston 33 miles
Distance to Downtown Providence 21 miles