|Location in Massachusetts|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Norfolk County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||16,693 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||321 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||54.1 km 2 (approx. 21 mi 2 ) of
which 52.0 km 2 (approx. 20 mi 2 ) are land
|Height :||0 m|
|Postal code :||02035|
|Area code :||+1 508, 774|
|GNIS ID :||0618320|
Foxborough (also Foxboro ) is a place in Norfolk County in the US state of Massachusetts , 35 km southwest of Boston . In 2010 the place had 16,693 inhabitants. Foxboro is best known for the Gillette Stadium , home of the New England Patriots ( National Football League ) and the New England Revolution ( Major League Soccer ).
The place is namesake for the automation company Foxboro .
The first settlers settled in today's urban area in 1704. In 1778 the city was founded. The city is named after Charles James Fox , a British statesman.
Culture and sights
The New England Patriots are based in Foxborough, making it the smallest town with an NFL team.
In 1999 there were four preliminary round and one semi-final game of the Women's World Cup and in 2003 two preliminary round and two quarter-final games of the Women's World Cup took place at Gillette Stadium . In 2016, three Copa América Centenario games (two preliminary round and one quarter-final game) were played there.
- Tim Lefebvre (* 1968), bass guitarist