Foxborough ( Foxboro also ) is a town in Norfolk County in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, 35 km southwest of Boston. In 2005, the city counted 16,246 inhabitants. Foxboro is known primarily for Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots ( NFL ) and the New England Revolution (Major League Soccer).
The place is named for the automation company Foxboro.
The first settlers left in 1704 to today's urban area down. Then in 1778 the city was founded. Is named the city after Charles James Fox, a British statesman.
Culture and sights
Located adjacent to the urban area is the Neponset Reservoir reservoir in which the Neponset River rises and is very popular with anglers.
In 1999 there were four preliminary rounds and a semi-final match of the World Cup women and 2003 two preliminary rounds and two quarter -final matches of the Women's World Cup at Gillette Stadium instead.