The Time The Patriots Almost Moved To Hartford

The Patriots Nearly Moved To HartfordAny NFL fan who came to follow the game in the 2000’s basically knows the New England Patriots as the franchise that is getting set to play in its seventh Super Bowl this century, amid playing their home games in the modern and up-to-date Gillette Stadium.


What some have forgotten is that from 1971 through 2001, the Massachusetts based team took the field at a glorified high school stadium known most recently as Foxboro Stadium.

Tim Rohan from rehashes the mostly forgotten fact that the Patriots dynasty may have actually taken place in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, if a unique series of Massachusetts and Connecticut based events had not occurred.  

In Pats owner Robert Kraft’s desperate desire to construct a new facility, government officials in The Nutmeg State were willing to do just about anything to get him to relocate a 100 miles southwest.