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Fascinating facts and figures about Gillette Stadium’s 15th season

We look at some of the many memories made in the New England Patriots’ home base.

Jim Davis/Globe staff/file

As Gillette Stadium marks its 15th NFL season in September, a look at some highlights.

$350 million — Cost to build the stadium; it was privately financed

$120 million — Price CMGI offered in 2000 for 15-year naming rights to the stadium; by August 2002, the dot-com bust forced CMGI to give up its rights

65,878 — Seating capacity for NFL games; the Patriots have sold out 252 straight games, dating back to 1994

10 — Height, in stories, of the iconic lighthouse

21,000 — Approximate number of parking spaces around the stadium, more than double the number of parking meters in downtown Boston


88 — Number of luxury suites at the stadium, ranging in size from 800 to 2,700 square feet

45 by 100 — Size in feet of Gillette’s larger HD video board, the biggest in an outdoor NFL stadium, about the same size as 1,700 37-inch TVs

5,000 — Approximate number of people who work at Gillette during a Patriots game

$89 to $35 0 — Price range for individual game tickets this season

50+ — Number of concerts held at the stadium; the Rolling Stones were the first stand-alone act, in September 2002

2-0 — Score of the New England Revolution’s May 11, 2002, win over the Dallas Burn in the first game played at the stadium, then called CMGI Field

19 — Where Sporting News ranked Gillette’s game-day experience among the 31 NFL stadiums in 2016

Sources: The New England Patriots; The Sun Chronicle; ABC News; Sporting News; Boston.com; photographs: stadium by Jim Davis/Globe file; Rolling Stones by Ted Gartland/Globe file