FOXBOROUGH, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Patriots and Revolution fans will not be able to watch their favorite teams in person in Foxborough this season.

Gillette Stadium announced Monday that they were recently told that Gov. Baker's executive order that prohibits large venues from opening to the public would continue for the remainder of the 2020 football and soccer seasons.

For several months, the stadium and Kraft Sports and Entertainment had been working - in collaboration with the NFL, MLS, infectious disease experts, and the state's reopening advisory board - to create a plan to have fans at the stadium at a reduced capacity.  

"We understand that the advisory board, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made this decision with the health and safety of the community in mind. Still, we know that this decision will be disappointing to the friends and family members of our respective teams and countless Patriots and Revolution Season Ticket Members who were eager to attend games this season," a statement from the stadium explained.

The decision comes as the Patriots gear up for their game against the New York Jets on Monday night.

The Jets have yet to win a game so far this season.

Meanwhile, the Patriots are currently 2-5 on the year with four home games remaining on their regular season schedule.

Quarterback Cam Newton told Western Mass News that he believes the team is ready to turn their season around tonight.

"As an offense, I think we're extremely close and we just keep stacking bricks, on top of bricks, on top of bricks until we can put a full 60 minutes together,” Newton explained.

Newton went on to say that, for him to lead this team to a victory, it's about playing the game as fast as possible and trying to react faster than the defense.

Gillette Stadium added that they continue to work with state officials to safely reopen the facility and look forward to welcoming Patriots and Revolution fans back when they are granted approval next year.

Season-ticket holders have been told that their money will be refunded or they can receive an account credit toward the 2021 season. If you're a season ticket holder and looking to get refunded or savor these missed games for next season, click here for more information. 

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and weather.  Download the Western Mass News App

You can now get the latest Western Mass News headlines on Alexa.  Click here to activate the skill.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Copyright 2020 Western Mass News (Meredith Corporation).  All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.